Biography of Frank A. Converse


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Converse, Frank A., was born in Woodville, May 19, 1862, a son of James F. and Marietta (Bull) Converse. He was educated at the public school in his own village, is a graduate of Union Academy of Belleville, N, Y., and later took the four years' course in agriculture at Cornell University. In 1889 he purchased the farm upon which he now lives, just adjacent to the village of Woodville. He is largely interested in berry culture, also a breeder of Ayrshire cattle and Shetland ponies. Since the completion of his university course he has been connected with the State Department of Agriculture as lecturer upon dairy and fruit topics at farmers' institutes. He has contributed to the agricultural press for some years, and both as a writer and speaker has gained a State reputation. In politics he is a Republican; he is a member of Rising Light Lodge No. 637, F. & A. M. For many years he has been identified with grange work in the State, having a membership in Union Grange No. 5, at Belleville, N. Y. Mr. Converse was married to Frances E. Gates of New York city in February, 1889. Three sons bless this union: Gates, Terry and Howard.

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