Biography of George Van Wagner
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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Van Wagner, George, son of Alvin and Mary Ann Van Wagner, was born on his father's farm, December 28, 1823. He passed his boyhood days working on the farm summers and attending the district schools in winter. His father died in 1892 and his mother still survives and resides in the town of Wilna. In Mr. Van Wagner's father's family there were nine children: George, John, Charles, Everet, residents of Black River, William (deceased), Emma, wife of Ernest Fikes, Cordelia, Nellie and Merilla, all three deceased. January 4, 1887, Mr. Van Wagner married Rosella Driscoll, and they have one daughter, Alice M. In politics Mr. Van Wagner is a Republican. He holds the responsible position of superintendent of the Black River Pulp Company's mill at Black River, and is a painstaking and reliable citizen.

 

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