Biography of John F. Herrick


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Herrick, John F., was born on a farm in the town of Fowler, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., July 4, 1851, where he resided with hisparents until he was eighteen years of age, when he attended the Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary. In 1872 he served as assistant postmaster in the Gouverneur post-office, under Capt. George B. Winslow. From 1873 to 1875 his time was employed in the Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and in teaching district schools. In 1895 he was appointed as census enumerator of the town of Fowler. In the spring of 1878 he opened a general store at Little York (Fowler post office) where he continued in business fifteen years. During this time he was appointed postmaster of Fowler and served four years from 1884 to 1888. In June, 1893, he closed out his business at Fowler and moved to Watertown where he built a block and opened a store at 174 Main street, where he now resides and conducts a general store. He was married to Miss Viola A. Davis of Norfolk, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., in March, 1874, and an only daughter has been born to them, Gracie M., aged eighteen.

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