Biography of Morton B. Coombs
Oneida County, NY Biographies





One of the well known residents of New Hartford is Morton Burget Coombs, who for many years was engaged in agricultural pursuits in Oneida county, but from which he retired eight years ago. Mr. Coombs is a native of this county, his birth having occurred at the town of Trenton on the 30th of March. 1842, and a son of Orville and Mary (Irving) Coombs. The father, who was a well known and successful farmer of Trenton, for more than fifty years was engaged in surveying, having followed this vocation until very late in life.

Reared upon the homestead where he was born Morton B. Coombs obtained his preliminary education in the district schools of his township, after the completion of which he entered the seminary at Whitestown, where he pursued' his studies until he had attained the age of nineteen years. Laying aside his text books in 1861 he returned to the old homestead, in the cultivation of which he engaged untIl 1901, at which time he retired and removed to New Hartford where he still continues to reside. Mr. Coombs has met with most gratifying success in his various ventures and as a result has become interested in many of the banking institutions of the county, as well as in different industries. He is a director of the banks located at Holland Patent and Remsen.

Mr. Coombs gives his political support to the men and measures he deems best adapted to meet the exigencies of the situation, regardless of party affiliation. He has never taken an active part in municipal affairs as a candidate for office, not being an aspirant to public honors or the emoluments of office. Nevertheless he is regarded as one of the public spirited and enterprising citizens of Trenton, as was his father who contributes freely of his time and strength in the upbuilding and developing of the community.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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