Biography of George A. Webb


Webb, George A., Alden, is a son of Gideon G. and Philinda (Winter) Webb, now residents of Alden village. They caine from Stafford Springs, Connecticut, where George A. was born in 1850. It was soon after this that they came to Western New York and settled in Marilla, where they bought, and tilled for nearly ten years, one of the most prosperous farms in the town; disposing of this they removed to Onarga, Ill., where Gideon G. was in the grocery business; after a twelve years' residence there, they returned in 1872 and settled in Alden and there Mr. Webb bought the furniture and undertaking business then being conducted by Cornwell & Pierce. Mr. Webb carried on this business successfully until 1894, when ill health compelled him to retire. At that time George A. Webb, who had for some time previous been associated with his father as G. G. Webb & Son, succeeded to the business and has since continued it as George A. Webb. On account of ill health, Mr. Webb spent more than a year in Florida. He is an ardent Republican and has done much earnest work to advance the party's interest in the town and country. He never has been an office seeker, but was induced in 1890 to accept the postmastership for two years at Alden, to fill the place of B. G. Eddy, who had resigned. In 1885 he married Carrie A., danghter of John and Clarissa Carver of Alden, and they have two daughters: Nellie M. and Jennie C.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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