Biography of Frank B. Westcott
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Frank B. Westcott, meeting with success in the management of the Westcott Laundry, and well known as a representative of some of the leading fraternal organizations of Utica, was born in Oneonta, Otsego county, New York, September 7, 1858. His parents were Stephen S. and Philinda (Brown) Westcott, who removed to Clinton, Oneida county, in 1867, so that the subject of this review has spent the greater part of his life in the county which is stifi his home. At the usual age he entered the public schools and passed through consecutive grades until qualified to enter Hamilton College. He was a member of the class of 1881. After leaving college he came to Utica in the same year, engaging in the coal business. A considerable period was devoted to that line of activity, but in 1896 he established the Westcott Laundry which he has conducted with profit to the present time. He has a well equipped plant and a competent corps of employes and in his work demands a high standard of excellence, ever recognizing the fact that satisfied customers are the best advertisements. His trade has grown along legitimate lines and his success is well deserved.

On the 21st of February, 1882, Mr. Westcott was married to Miss Libbie Cronkhite, a daughter of James W. and Elizabeth Appleton (York) Cronkhite, of Little Falls, New York. Their only child, a son, William Carlton Westcott, was graduated from Hamilton College with the class of 1911. Mr. Westcott has taken an active interest in various fraternities. He belongs to Faxton Lodge, No. 697, F. & A. M., and Oneida Lodge, No. 70, I. O. O. F. He is very prominent in the Royal Arcanum, which he has represented as grand treasurer of the state organization for the past fourteen years. He is also a member of the Arcanum Club of Utica, of which he was the first president. A cordial disposition and attractive social qualities have won him many friends and the secret of his success in business is found in his energy, determination and straightforward dealing.

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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