Biography of Franklin Fetterly


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Fetterly, Franklin, son of Laurence and Margaret C. (Fox) Fetterly, was born on his father's farm in Clayton township, where he spent his early boyhood days. He was educated in the common schools and after mastering the studies which those institutions afford, he entered Hungerford Collegiate Institute at Adams, where he completed a course in the higher educational branches and after leaving the academy taught school for the next five years. He then purchased the Spencer D. Reed farm, remaining there until three years ago when he added to his landed interests by purchasing the Dean farm, where he now resides. February 9, 1874, he married Mary Cook, daughter of John Cook of Depauville, and they have four children: Frank H., a sailor on the great lakes between Buffalo and Duluth. Minn., Ralph B., Grace I. and Glenn C., who reside at home. September 12, 1896, Mr. Fetterly met with a sad bereavement in the loss of his estimable wife, who died at the family home after a lingering illness from consumption. In politics Mr. Fetterly has always worked with the Democrats and was for thirteen consecutive years assessor of the town of Orleans, thus attesting to his faithful qualities as a town official, as well as the high esteem in which he is held by the taxpayers of the town. He also finds time to enjoy that social divertisement so often found in the lodge room and is a respected member of Clayton Lodge No. 296, F. & A. M.

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