Biography of Fred V. Bush


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Bush, Fred V., senior member of the well known grocery firm of F. V. Bush & Co., is a native of Watertown, born in October, 18ö6. Mr. Bush is a son of Simon H. and Zeruah E. (Waterman) Bush, who came from Vermont to Watertown in 1820. Up to the age of twentythree years Mr. Bush lived upon the farm, at which time he removed to Chicago where he was engaged for a time as street car conductor, where he remained until 1880, when he returned to Watertown and entered the employ of Messrs. Fuess & Baker in a clerical capacity for two years, then on the dissolution of the firm, two years with W. O. Baker, after which he returned to the old store and remained with Fred Fuess four years. He then resigned his clerkship and entered the real estate business until, in 1892, in company with William M. Weston, he engaged in the grocery business on Public Square. After two years he sold his interest to his partner and in company with Hon. John P. Douglas, Hannibal Smith, A. W. Munk and others organized the Standard Publishing Company for the purpose of publishing a daily and semi weekly paper in Watertown. In August, 1894, owing to financial difficulty in which his former partner, Mr. Weston, found himself, he purchased the stock, and resigning his position as director in the Standard Company, he again embarked in the grocery business; and several months later his brother, Frank H., became associated with him. On April 5, 1880, Mr. Bush was united in matrimony with Miss Kittie A. Giegerich of Alexandria. Two daughters, Jessie E. and Ruth G., have blessed their union.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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