FREDERICK MARKHAM CUTLER.
A man who has stamped the impress of his strong individuality upon the minds of the people of Kings county in a
manner to render him one of the conspicuous characters of this locality, is Frederick Markham Cutler, the present
county purchasing agent. Faithfulness to duty has been the dominating factor in his life and few men, in so comparatively
brief a residence, have won as many warm and loyal friends here as he. A native of the old Empire state, he was
born in Utica, on the 27th day of July, 1862. He is the scion of sterling old Revolutionary stock, and his antecedents
are otherwise distinguished by the fact that his great grandmother, Edna Perry, became the wife of Buckley Mather,
of the famous Mather family of New England. Frederick Markham's parents were George W. and Celista E. (Wood) Cutler,
both of whom are deceased. George W. Cutler was a prominent and influential citizen of his community and served
the unusual period of twenty four years as postmaster of Ilion, New York. In 1897 the family came to California,
locating in Napa county, where the father operated a ranch up to the time of his death.
Frederick Markham Cutler attended the public schools of his native city and then entered Ilion Academy, from which
he was graduated. He then took a full commercial course in the Eastman Business College, at Poughkeepsie, New York,
graduating with the degree of Master of Accounts. After completing his studies he was for a short time employed
in Illinois with an uncle who was in the lumber business. Then he entered the Second National Bank of Monmouth,
Illinois, where he remained for a number of years. Going to New York city, Mr. Cutler entered the office of the
Remington Typewriter Company as cashier, being later transferred to the auditing department. Coming to California
in 1904, Mr. Cutler resided in Napa county until 1908, when he went to Richmond, Virginia, where he was employed
by the Remington Typewriter Company until 1915, when he located in Hanford. During the World war Mr. Cutler was
in the government service, being assigned to the housing department of the Emergency Fleet Corporation. When the
close of the war terminated the work of his department, he returned to Hanford and accepted the position of county
accountant and purchasing agent. This position entails large responsibilities, but Mr. Cutler's discharge of his
official duties has been of such a character as to win for him the approval of all who are familiar with the splendid
work he has done.
Politically Mr. Cutler is nominally a republican, but in the casting of his ballot he invariably is guided by the
individual fitness of the candidate for the office sought. He is a member of the Masonic order and is the present
recorder of Hanford Commandery, Knights Templar. Fond of outdoor life, his favorite recreation is hunting and fishing.
His life has become closely interwoven with the recent history of Kings county and he has at all times given his
support to every movement or enterprise looking to the betterment of the public welfare. He is genial and approachable
and enjoys a well earned popularity.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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