Excerpt from “History of the North Country
by Harry F. Landon; Published 1932

Transcribed for internet by Anne M. Cady


The following biography is extracted from the “History of the North Country – A History embracing Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis and Franklin Counties, New York” by Harry F. Landon.  This massive history consists of three large volumes with hundreds of short biographies.  As time permits, I will be transcribing the entries with ties to Saint Lawrence County and putting them online. 


Edwin Lee Hulett

Edwin Lee Hulett, who has been dean of the College of Letters and Science, St. Lawrence University, since 1915, is a citizen of Canton.  He was born at Heuvelton, St. Lawrence County, April 30, 1870, the son of Edwin Henry and Emma C. Hulett.


Edwin Henry Hulett, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War.  He was born at Heuvelton, and his wife was a native of DePeyster.  He served during the war as a member of the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry.  He was an architect and builder and took a prominent part in public affairs in Heuvelton.  He held numerous public offices and was president of the board of education.  Mr. Hulett died in 1888 and his wife died in 1913.  He was a republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic.  His wife was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Their children were: 1. Morris A., attorney, lives in New York City.  2. Edwin Lee, the subject of this sketch, 3. Fannie, married to Thomas Dollar, lives at Hamilton.  4. Marian, married Paul Schneider, lives at Frankfort, N.Y. 5. Ralph H., jeweler, lives at Ogdensburg. 6. Sarah, married John Arthur Morris, lives at Ogdensburg.


The early education of Edwin Lee Hulett was received in the public school of Heuvelton, from which he was graduated in 1892.  He completed a course of study at Potsdam Normal School in 1896 and spent the following six years as a teacher at Brushtown, N.Y.  During this time he attended the Summer sessions at New York University.  He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at St. Lawrence University in 1903 and the degree of Master of Arts the following year at the same institution.  He became an assistant instructor of chemistry at the University of 1903, the following year was made instructor, and in 1905 became a professor.  He has been dean since 1915.


Mr. Hulett was united in marriage with Miss Minnie A. Dollar, the daughter of Robert and Ellen (Ritchie) dollar.  Mr. Dollar was born in Ireland and became a prosperous farmer and stockman of St. Lawrence County.  His wife was born at Heuvelton.  Mr. and Mrs. Hulett have no children.


Politically Mr. Hulett is a Republican.  He is a member of the Universalist Church and is affiliated with DePeyster Lodge F., and A. M. No. 137.  He is a trustee of St. Lawrence University Library, a member of the American Chemical Society, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and Club of Canton.



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