Biography of George S. Shute
Madison County, NY Biographies





Shute, George S., was born in Chittenango, February 24, 1842, a son of Stephen and Caroline (Parmlee) Shute. The family is of New England stock, Stephen Shute, having been a native of Bridgeport, Madison county, where several generations of the family lived and died. At the time of his death Stephen Shute, a cultured and earnest educator, was an instructor in Cazenovia Seminary. On the maternal side Mr. Shute descends from Moses Parmlee, remembered as one of the leading business men of his time in this region and Chittenango. Mr. Shute was educated at the Chittenango polytechnic institute and Cazenovia district schools. In 1859 he commenced to drive the stage from Cazenovia to the New York Central railroad at Chittenango, a distance of twelve miles. Three stages made this trip daily, the first mail leaving Cazenovia at 5:30 A. M., and the last arriving at 8:00 P. M. This line was owned by Keller & Hubbard and he drove a stage on it until the latter part of 1860, when he went on the line from Cazenovia to Syracuse, where he remained until 1865, H. J. Mowry proprietor. He then drove a stage to Chittenango until the railroad was built, and then went into the employ of O. W. Sage, for whom he worked several years. November 18, 1876, Mr. Shute established his present stage line and baggage transfer in Cazenovia village, and has now conducted it for a period of over twenty two years. By virtue of his life long employment in this vocation he has become well known to both residents of and visitors to Cazenovia, and has many friends. He married Harriet Rogers, a daughter of John Rogers, and a member of a family of early settlers near Chittenango. Four sons and one daughter have been born to them. He still has one of the old fashioned Concord coaches in his possession such as were used in the early days.

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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