Biography of Edwin R. Redhead
Oswego County, NY Biographies





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.

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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