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HALLOCK, Charles, journalist, born in New York city, 13 March, 1834. He is the son of Gerard Hallock (vol. iii., p. 52). He studied at Yale in 1850-'1 and at Amherst in 1851-'2, receiving his degree from the latter in 1871, was associate editor and proprietor of the New York "Journal of Commerce" from 1855 till 1862, financial editor of "Harper's Weekly" from 1868, and founder and proprietor of "Forest and Stream " from 1873 till 1880. In 1877he prepared a glossary of provincial and quaint words, in 1884-'5 he illustrated frontier life on the Canadian border by an exhibit of life-size groups at the New Orleans exposition. Mr. Hallock was an incorporator and director of the Flushing and Queens county bank, New York, and a money broker and commission merchant in St. John and Halifax for several years. His business ventures have included sunflower culture for the oil product, the restoration of abandoned New England farms, sheep culture in the northwest on Indian model farms, a farm colony for sportsmen in Minnesota, the development of Alaska, the substitution of porous terra-cotta for adobe and titipati in Mexico, a crematory for burning garbage, a smoke-consumer and coal-saver, and many other economic schemes. He has published "The Fishing Tourist" (New York, 1873); "Life of Stonewall Jackson "; " The Humorist "; "Camp Lithe in Florida" (1875); " The Sportsman's Gazetteer" (1877); and "Our New Alaska" (1886).
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