Biography of Charles A. Sweet





Sweet, Charles A., p. o. Oakfleld, N.Y., was born in Elmira, N.Y., April 16, 1853. His father, Asa W. Sweet, was born in Albany county, and served three years in the Civil war, after which he was a foreman in a planing mill in Williamsport, Pa. He married Caroline Freeman and had two children; he died in 1896. C. A. Sweet was educated in the common schools and was engaged in photography for twenty years. November 9, 1894, the Diamond Wall Cement Company was incorporated at Williamsport, Pa., with the following officers: F. H. McCormick, president; Eber Culver, vice-president: C. A. Sweet, secretary and treasurer; and N. H. Culver, general manager. In 1897 they started a branch plant at Oakfield, with C. A. Sweet as manager. Mr. Sweet married Jennie A. Erwin; they have one daughter, Harriet. Mr. Sweet was five years in the City Guards and seven years in the fire department of Williamsport; also ten years in the fire department of Welisboro, Pa. He was elected drill master and is a past grand and past P. C. P. in the Odd Fellows; also is a past captain in the Patriarchs Militant. Mr. Sweet is an enterprising business man, of sterling integrity and takes an active part in church and school matters.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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