Redhead Edwin R., was born in Brownville, Jefferson county, N. Y., January 6, 1851, the son of Richard and Elizabeth
(Barker) Redhead; the father a clergyman of the M. E. Church, and who in 1892 celebrated the fiftieth anniversary
of his ministerial life. Both parents were of English birth and came to the United States after their marriage.
Edwin R. graduated from Fairfield Seminary in 1869 and then entered Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., but
was forced to leave on account of illness. Later he entered Syracuse University as a sophomore from which he graduated
with the degree of B. A. in 1874. He then began reading law with Judge Howland at Port Byron, N. Y., but after
one year failing eyesight compelled him to abandon study, and he then went to Skaneateles where his father was
stationed, and soon afterward was employed as traveling salesman for F. G. Weeks, which continued five years. Purchasing
part of what is now the Victoria Paper Mills Company, Fulton, N. Y., our subject became secretary, treasurer and
manager, with his former employer, Mr. Weeks, as president. Many improvements and additions to power facilities
and factory buildings were afterwards made by the company, in all of which Mr. Redhead was the foremost. After
several years this partnership was dissolved. Mr. Redhead is now president of the company and its largest stockholder,
and is associated with J. H. Howe and W. S. Royce. Mr. Redhead is known to be a public spirited and generous man,
especially devoted to church work. He was a delegate to the M. E. General Conference at Omaha in 1892, is one of
the trustees of Syracuse University, and was one of the founders of the State street M. E. church at Fulton. May
23, 1877, at Port Byron, he married Sarah A., daughter of Israel Petty.
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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