Biography of Frederick M. Wolley
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Frederick M. Woolley, the efficient and popular postmaster of Boonville, was born in this town on the 19th of January, 1876; a son of Emanuel J. and Sarah (Frazier) Woolley, the former a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, and the latter of New York. The father came to Boonville, and here became identified in the carriage and wagon manufacturing business under the partnership style of Tanner & Woolley, which enterprise is still conducted by E. L. Woolley. He became very successful in this line of activity, their shops for many years being ranked among the largest in central New York. He passed away February 21, 1891, having survived his wife for twelve years, her death occurring in 1879.

In his native town, Frederick M. Woolley was reared; and in the public schools of this community he acquired a good education. He entered the business world in connection with his father's shops; and was therein employed until his appointment, on the 7th of February, 1906, to the office of postmaster of Boonville, in which office he has been continued by reappointment on the 11th of February, 1910. He is proving himself a most satisfactory official, performing his duties in a capable and competent manner which has won the approbation of all concerned.

Mr. Woolley was married, in 1903, to Miss Nettie Grace Lee, who was born in Rome, New York; and unto them has been born a son, Austin Frazier Woolley, whose birth occurred on the 23d of September, 1907. The parents hold membership in the Presbyterian church, while, fraternally, Mr. Woolley belongs to Boonville Lodge, No. 165, A. F. & A. 117., and to Summit Lodge, No. 243, I. O. O. F. Hem has an interesting military record, having served for nine months during the Spanish-American war, and acted as corporal of Company K, the Two Hundred and Second Regiment at Gua najay, Cuba. He is now a member of the Spanish War Veterans. He has always been prominent in republican circles in Oneida county, doing all in his power to further the interests of that party in the community in which he resides, and from 1901 until 1906 served as supervisor of Boonville. The subject of this sketch has ever been known as a reliable citizen and trustworthy official; while in every relation of life his substantial qualities are such as have won him the confidence and regard of those with whom he has been associated.

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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