Biography of Edward B. Frenette
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Edward Bernard Frenette is numbered among the popular young business men of Faust, and he is a veteran of the World War. He was born at South Colton, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1891, the son of Warren W. and Anna O'Hara Frenette.

Warren W. Frenette, also a native of New York, now lives retired at Norfolk, N. Y. During his active career he was interested in general farming and stock raising. He was married in 1885 to Miss Anna O'Hara, the daughter of Charles and Margaret O'Hara, of South Colton. Their children are: 1. Margaret, born March 4, 1888, married William Burl, lives at Worcester, Mass. 2. Edward Bernard, the subject of this sketch. 3. Frank, born in 1894, a World War veteran, having served in France with the 78th Division. He is now in a government hospital in New York City. 4. Marshall, born in 1897, a World War veteran, is vice president of the Northern New York Grocery Company, of Malone, lives at Potsdam, N. Y. 5. Charles, born in 1900, lives at Tupper Lake, where he is associated with Frenette Bros. 6. Warren, born in 1903, lives at Utica, N. Y. 7. Dorothy, born in 1906, is a teacher in the public schools of Potsdam.

Edward Bernard Frenette obtained his education in the public schools and was graduated from Norwood High School in 1909. He was employed in a Norwood clothing store by W. D. Fuller for seven years and in 1917 enlisted for service in the World War. Mr. Frenette served first in Company D, 1st New York National Guards, and was later transferred to the 107th Infantry, 27th Division. He served in France from May, 1918, until the close of the war and participated in many important engagements and drives. Later, he was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant and became battalion supply officer of the 6th Division. He also was in Germany with the Army of Occupation, and was discharged in June, 1919. Mr. Frenette then came to Franklin County and was employed for almost three years by J. H. Littlefield, dry goods and clothing merchants. In 1922 he established his own business at Tupper Lake, which he successfully operated for a period of six years. On June 1, 1928, he took over the interests of Mr. Littlefield, and combined the two stores.

Mr. Frenette was married on Oct. 26, 1921, to Miss Elizabeth Guhrenz, of Brooklyn, N. Y. She died on Oct. 26, 1927, leaving a son, Joseph Edward, who was born in 1924.

Politically, Mr. Frenette is a Democrat. He holds membership in the Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, "40 and 8" society, and Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Frenette has been active in the work of Legion Mountain Camp, which was acquired by the State of New York and the American Legion as a convalescent camp for disabled veterans of the World War. It contains 1,285 acres and is a hospital center and recreation spot. The camp was established in 1922 and at its organization Mr. Frenette was chosen as one of its directors.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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