Biography of Foster P. Rhines
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Rhines, Foster P., was born at Lafargeville, Jefferson county, N. Y., December 12, 1842. In 1856 he began the milling business at Lafargeville and in 1861 removed to Watertown, where he entered the service of Eli Farwell & Co., in whose employ he remained until 1878, when he, in company with F. R. Farwell, succeeded the firm of Eli Farwell & Co., and has since been engaged in that business. This mill is now known as the Crescent Hungarian Flouring Mills, with a capacity of 200 barrels per clay. Mr. Rhines is president of the present corporation and gives his personal supervision to the details of the business and is highly esteemed by all with whom he has dealings.

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