Biography of Lawrence J. Farmer
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Farmer, Lawrence J., of English descent, was born in Pulaski, N. Y., May 1, 1866, was educated in the common schools and Pulaski Academy, and at the age of fourteen he began the culture of small fruits, which he has since followed, until he has one of the leading nurseries of the State. At the World's Fair he exhibited eighty eight varieties of strawberries, on which he secured the medal and diploma, which was the highest award given. Mr. Farmer also lectures on this particular industry at the Farmers Institutes throughout the State. June 7, 1893, he married Flora R., daughter of Warren A. and Sarah A. Burt of Pulaski. Mrs. Farmer died March 15, 1894. The first representative of this family came to America in the Mayflower and settled in Vermont. The grandfather was Isaac Farmer, and died in 1848, aged seventy five years. The father was James S. Farmer, born in Vermont March 3, 1835, who still survives. He married Mary Jones of Pulaski, and their children were Charles F., Mattie J., Kate J., Maude H. and Madge H. (twins), Lawrence J., Abbie J., Harry and Jessie, of whom Harry and Abbie are deceased. James S. was postmaster of the town ten years in succession and was a Mason.

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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