Biography of Robert G. Post
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Post, Robert G., was born in Ontario, Canada, August 28, 1841, the oldest son of Matilda E. Bates and Jordan Post. His forefathers were Americans from Connecticut and Virginia, and both grandfathers served with distinction in the war of 1812. Robert G. was educated in Ontario; he came to Oswego in 1864 and commenced his business career as a lumberman in the office of Smith & Post. In 1866 he formed the firm of McChesney & Post, which continued two years, when a partnership was entered into with Washington T. Henderson, under the firm name of Post & Henderson, which still exists. Mr. Post served in the 48th Regt. N. G. S. N. Y. as captain and inspector of rifle practice, and later as major of the regiment. He was one of the founders of the Home Electric Light Co., is president of the Oswego Board of Trade; also the Orphan Asylum, and secretary of the Oswego Gas Light Co. January 9, 1868, he married Mary W. Harmon, oldest daughter of Mary L. Warner and Orville J. Harmon. Their children are Robert and Harold deceased. and Anna W., a student at Vassar Coliege.

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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