Biography of George L. Caster
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Castor, George L., was born in Jefferson county May 10, 1850, a grandson of Ira, who died in that county, aged eighty years. His father was Sherman G., who died in Oswego county, aged fifty two, and his mother was Esther Washburn, a native of Jefferson county, who died here, aged forty nine. Their children were Laverney, George L., Henry, Martha, Edgar and Laura, all living. The father was a lumber dealer by occupation. George L. was educated in the common schools and first engaged in the lumber business, then began cheese making, which he has since followed, He started the Castor Cheese Factory in 1884, which he still owns and conducts, and which is one of the leading factories of the county. The annual output is about 180,000 pounds of cheese, and about 30,000 pounds of butter. He is also one of the leading manufacturers of what is known as the Chedder Cheese. November 1, 1871, he married Lizzie Salisbury of Orwell, N. Y., daughter of Truman and Elizabeth Salisbury. They have three children: Maud A., Jay S., and Lois E., all living at home, Jay being engaged in the factory.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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