Biography of Walter B. Pierce
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Pierce, Walter B., p. o. Chenango Forks, farmer and tobacconist, born in Herkimer county in 1824; wife, L. Julia A. Haws, born in Hudson, N. Y., in 1822, married in 1848; children five: Charles H. who married Phebe A. Clark; Julia A. who married Horatio O. Williams; Helen G. who married Adolf Harold Bieick; Florence B. who married Charles F. Baker; Frederick H. who married Minnie E. Palmer, and an adopted daughter, Gertrude Kingsley Pierce, born in 1878. Mr. Pierce purchased his present fafm of 340 acres in 1879, settled on same in 1883, and is at present erecting buildings for the manufacture of the better grades of cut tobacco, having as his own brands the Walter B. Pierce and the Sir Isaac Newton. Mr. Pierce was the inventor of the Old Judge smoking tobacco.

From:
History of Broome County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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