Biography of Wells P. Forbes
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Wells P. Forbes. - One of the progressive men of Oswego, and favorably known, is Wells P. Forbes, who is superintendent of Taggart's Oswego Paper Mills, a subsidiary of the St. Regis Paper Company. He was born at Altoona, Pa., in August, 1887, the son of Sidney D. and Della (Patterson) Forbes.

Sidney D. Forbes was a native of Lewis County, N. Y., born at Deer River. He spent his early life in Carthage and was educated there. He also taught school in that city, and later conducted a business college at Altoona, Pa. Later, he had a school at Lynn, Mass., where he died in 1896. He is buried at Deer River. His widow, born in Canada, lives at Carthage, N. Y. Their children were: 1. Lawrence, who lives at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 2. Wells P., the subject of this sketch. 3. Mrs. Hubert Baldwin, lives at Watertown. 4. Emery, lives at Carthage, is a veteran of the World War. 5. Mrs. Emma McDonald, twin sister of Emery, lives at Buffalo, N. Y.

Wells P. Forbes was reared and educated at Lynn, Mass., and at Carthage, N. Y. He began his business career with the Champion Paper Company, which was later absorbed by the St. Regis Paper Company. Mr. Forbes continued with the reorganized company and subsequently became night superintendent in 1915, in which capacity he served continuously until 1928. He was then transferred to Oswego as plant superintendent of Taggart's Oswego Paper Mills.

Mr. Forbes was married in 1908 to Miss Harriet Kendall, of Carthage, whose parents were natives of New York and Ireland, respectively. Both are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Forbes are the parents of four sons: 1. Kenneth K., born in 1909. 2. Nathan M., born in 1911. 3. Harold W., born in 1913. 4. Wells M., born in 1919.

Politically, Mr. Forbes is a Republican. He holds membership in the Baptist Church, and is affiliated with Carthage Lodge, F. & A. M., and Order of the Eastern Star.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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