Biography of C. W. Dexter
Madison County, NY Biographies





Dexter, C. W., p. o. Munnsville, of the firm of Dexter & Davis, who are among the leading merchants of Madison county, N. Y., was born in Stockbridge, April 23, 1848, a son of William and Fannie (Harrington) Dexter. who spent the greater part of their lives in Stockbridge. His father was a cabinet maker, a Republican, and he and his wife were members of the M. E. church. C. W. Dexter was educated in the common schools and at the age of sixteen began business for himself as an egg dealer; later he was engaged in buying rags for a paper mill and at the age of twenty two engaged in the mercantile business in which he has been very successful. He was in partnership with his brother, E. N. Dexter. four years and in 1889 formed a partnership with C. W. Davis, since which time the firm has been known as Dexter & Davis. They also own a large store at East Syracuse and one at Valley mills. Mr. Dexter was for fIve years a member of Munnsville Plow Company; and he is interested in a Store in Elbridge, under the name of Hazelton & Co.: at Valley Mills he owns the roller mills, consisting of flour and feed mill, also cider mill. Mr. Dexter has been one of the directors and vice president of the Farmers and Mechanics State Bank of Oneida since its organization. He is also interested in agricultural pursuits and has a farm of ninety acres near the village of Munnsville, where he carries on dairying. In 1870 Mr. Dexter married Emma Jobes of Onondaga county, and they have one daughter, Ethel C., born July 25, 1882. Mr. Dexter is a Republican in politics, has been postmaster (except through Cleveland's administration) since 1870. In 1892 and 1893 he was a member of assembly. He is a member of Prosperity Lodge Lodge No 484, I. O. O. F. Mrs. Dexter is a member of the Congregational church, but Mr. Dexter is liberal in his religious views.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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