Biography of Ross C. Rich
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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Rich, Ross C., is of French-English descent, the name Rich formerly being "La Riche." He is a lineal descendant of Amasa Dodge, who settled in Springfield, Mass in the early part of 1600. He is a son of De Alton and Francis (Dodge) Rich, and was born in the town of Henderson, Jefferson county, N Y., August 16, 1875. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and the Adams Collegiate Institute, from which he was honorably graduated in the class of 1892. In March, 1895, he removed to Watertown and entered the dry goods store of Bush, Bull & Roth, as a clerk, where he was employed until September 8, 1896, when he purchased the interest of J. B. La Fave in the furniture business, becoming the junior member of the firm of Schuyler & Rich, in which he has since been successfully engaged Mr. Rich is a prominent member of Corona Lodge No. 705, I. O. O. F., and an honored citizen.

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