Biography of Henry Blasdell


Blasdell, Herman, North Collins, was born at Perrysburg. January 28, 1840. His father, David G. Blasdell, was a native of Vermont, and his parents, Nathaniel and wife, were among the pioneer settlers and the family have always been among the prominent farmers of the town. In 1864 Herman Blasdell married Miss Lucinda, daughter of John Sherman, and they have one son, Harry. Mr. Blasdell was chosen to represent the Eighth district in the Assembly and in September, 1896, was renominated to succeed himself. In 1895 he was appointed by Governor Morton trustee of the Woman's Orphan Asylum and elected treasurer in 1895 of that institution He was engaged in mercantile business from 1872 to 1877 in North Collins, and was supervisor of the town in 1878-79-80, and was the founder of the town of Blasdell, erecting the first store and dwelling.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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