Biography of Frederick R. Farwell


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Farwell, Frederick R., son of Eli and Margaret A. (Brayton) Farwell, was born in the house where he now resides at No. 3 Clinton street, Watertown, N. Y., August 30, 1834. He was educated in the public schools and Jefferson County Institute. After completing his school ing he entered his father's mill, became a member of the firm of Eli Farwell & Co., proprietors of the "Union Mills" and September 15, 1863, that firm was succeeded by Messrs. Farwell & Son. Upon the death of his father in 1866, Frederick R succeeded to the business and conducted the same for a short time alone, when he sold out and engaged in contracting, building, etc. (principally public work), for a period of about eleven years. In 1878 he embarked again in the milling business in company with Mr. F. P. Rhines, under the style of Farwell & Rhines, and in 1895 the company was incorporated under the same name. Their chief specialties are ''Gluten Flour," "Special Diabetic Food" and "Barley Crystals." They have all the latest improved machinery, nineteen pairs of rolls, the capacity of which are about 200 barrels per day. Mr. Farwell has had many years' experience in milling and gives his personal attention to the affairs of the company. He is a trustee of the Jefferson County Savings Bank, and was for five years a member of the Board of Education.

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