Biography of Wines R. Skeels
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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Skeels, Wines R., son of Wines H. and Lydia T. (Richardson) Skeels, is a native of Watertown, N. Y., born June 12, 1843. Mr. Skeels took an active part in the organization of the Watertown Dairymen's Board of Trade in 1874 and was for the first five years its secretary. He has also been secretary of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society, a position he now (1898) holds, for several years and was with his wife charter members of the Watertown Grange. His first business experience after leaving the farm was in Homer, Mich., where he removed in 18S3 and engaged as a florist, remaining there until 1889, when he returned to Watertown to accept a position with the R., W. & 0. Railroad. In 1893 he built the green house he now occupies at No. 21½ Washington street. In April, 1872, he married Della A. Chapin of Watertown, and they have two children: Lumira P. and W Harris. Personally Mr. Skeels is a very social gentlemen and is esteemed by all who know him.

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