Biography of Lawrence E. Wescott
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Lawrence Edward Wescott. - As land bank appraiser for the Federal Land Bank of Springfield, Mass., Mr. Wescott is prominent in Malone and Franklin County, where he has spent his entire life. He was born at Malone, Feb. 24, 1866, the son of Joseph B. and Lucy (Spicer) Wescott.

Joseph B. Wescott, a native of Malone, was born March 17, 1834, the son of Ira Wescott, who came to Malone from Clinton County, N. Y., about 1830. He became a prosperous farmer and was assisted in agricultural pursuits by his son, Joseph B. The latter continued as a successful farmer until his death in 1902. His wife died in 1885. Both are buried at Chasm Falls, N Y Lucy (Spicer) Wescott was the daughter of Alexander Spicer, a native of Canada, and a well known farmer of Franklin County. To Mr. and Mrs. Wescott were born eight children, as follows: 1. Abbie, married Sherman B. Stancliff, lives at Morrisville, Vt. 2. William, farmer and merchant, lives at Chasm Falls. 3. Lawrence Edwin, the subject of this sketch. 4. Herbert J., lives at Chasm Falls. 5. Irene, who died in 1896. 6. Edith, deceased, was the wife of Amos Underwood, of Schenectady, N. Y. 7. Clayton, hotel owner, lives at Mountain View, N. Y. 8. Ralph, lives at Chasm Falls.

Lawrence Edwin Wescott is a graduate of the public schools of Malone and attended Franklin Academy for two years. He was interested in general fanning for a period of 36 years and in 1918 accepted the appointment of land bank appraiser as mentioned above. His territory includes six northern counties of New York, as well as Northern Vermont.

On Dec. 24, 1889, Mr. Wescott was united in marriage with Miss Ida G. Hapgood, the daughter of Wesley and Delia (Earl) Hapgood, of Malone. They have no children.

Politically Mr. Wescott has always been a Republican. He held the office of town assessor in Malone from 1905 until 1917. He has been vice president of the Franklin County Agricultural Society for 15 years and is Past Master of the Malone Grange. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. Both he and his wife are prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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