Biography of F. L. Webster
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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Webster, F. L., was born in Northfield, February 10, 1856, a son of Lyman Webster, one of the pioneer families of Vermont. F. L. Webster was educated at Barre, Vt., and in 1878 established the mince meat trade of which he was the pioneer; he also introduced the canning of dandelions and spinach, adopted by the United States government. In 1881 he came to Adams and established a canning factory, making a specialty of dandelions, spinach and cabbage, having a yearly output of 100,000 cans. In 1878 he married Harriet Townsend, who died in 1881, and he married Fannie C. Hopkins. Mr. Webster is one of the conservative men of Jefferson county, energetic and enterprising, is trustee of the village, supports both educational and religious institutions and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and its people.

 

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