Biography of Albert L. Swett
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Swett, Albert L., was born in Medina April 27, 1850, and has resided in this place all his life excepting nine years, when he lived west from the age of six to fifteen. On his return he took a clerkship and attended school a few winter terms. He subsequently went into the employ of the Bignall Manufacturing Company, and after spending seven years with them began business for himself. The firm at first was Samson & Swett, but after sixteen years Mr. Swett purchased his partner's interest, in 1890, and has since conducted the business alone. He has been in the foundry business for twenty one years and probably has the best equipped shop in Western New York, employing one hundred and twenty hands. Since he assumed full control of the industry Mr. Swett has spent $30,000 in improvements, $11,000 of which were expended in the construction of a fine stone dam, 234 feet long, across the Oak Orchard creek. Mr. Swett has always taken an active part in the public affairs of Medina, and is connected with several organizations here. In 1872 he married Lucinds M. Fuller, and they have two sons, Charles S. and Raymond F. Mr. Swett's father, Joel K. Swett, was one the pioneers of Orleans county, coming here when a boy with his father, Dr. Jonathan Swett. He was born in 1808 and died in 1890. His mother was Minerva F. (Bates) Swett. She is still living.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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