Spafford, G. Fred. - On October 2, 1894, John Milton Spafford, long an active and honored citizen of Fulton,
passed away after a long and useful life. He was born April 25, 1815, at Saquoit, Oneida county, and came to Fulton
in 1820, where he has resided with few exceptions up to the time of his death. In 1839 he married Jennette Green
in Madison county. Mrs. Spafford died June 10, 1875, and in 1879 he married Mrs. Vandalia Van Valkenburg of Fulton.
He was the father of nine children, as follows: Chester Jinks, Mary Ann, Louisa Sophronia, Edgar Delos, Susan Elizabeth,
Martha Deatta, Frances Amelia, Ella Archele, and George Frederick. Of these children Fred and two daughters, Mrs.
Theo Bellinger of Deansville, and Mrs. David Cole of Kirkville, survive him, as does also his wife. Mr. Spafford
was a carpenter and joiner by trade, and for many years owned and operated a saw mill just east of Fulton village,
and as an evidence of his thrift it may be stated that at one period of his life he worked at his trade by day
and operated his saw mill at night. He enjoyed the respect of all who knew him, and the family have the sympathy
of a host of his personal friends and admirers. G. Fred Spafford was born May 6, 1856, and has always resided in
Fulton. He is now engaged in the ice business, a superior quality of which is produced upon his own premises in
the suburbs of the village. February 9, 1878, he married Louise, daughter of Felix Cholet, of Syracuse. Mr. Spafford
inherits largely the genial and manly qualities which distinguished his late father.
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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