Biography of O. Bert Trowbridge
Oswego County, NY Biographies





O. Bert Trowbridge. - Among the substantial and well known citizens of Pulaski is O. Bert Trowbridge, who is plant superintendent of the Dairymen's League. He was born at Andover, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1889, the son of Lee M. and Myrtle (Davis) Trowbridge.

Lee M. Trowbridge is a native of Germany and now lives retired at Andover, N. Y. In early life he was interested in farming but later engaged in oil drilling and prospecting. He traveled throughout the United States in this work. Mr. Trowbridge is a Republican, a member of the First Baptist Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. To Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge were born four children: 1. Mabel, lives at Andover. 2. O. Bert, the subject of this sketch. 3. Clarence, lives at Syracuse. 4. Lynn, lives at Watertown, N. Y.

O. Bert Trowbridge was graduated from Andover High School in 1909, and then taught school for two years. He was graduated in agriculture from Alfred University in 1913 and also took graduate work at Cornell University. He became vice principal and teacher of agriculture at Pulaski High School, where he continued for six years. He then taught for one year at Goshen, N. Y., and for three years was county leader of junior extension work in Oswego County. Mr. Trowbridge's next work was as manager of the Pulaski Dairymen's Productive Association, which after three years was merged with the Hank & Schmidt Dairy Company, and Mr. Trowbridge continued as manager for three more years. The business was then taken over by the Dairymen's League, and Mr. Trowbridge is now plant superintendent.

In 1917 Mr. Trowbridge was united in marriage with Miss Evelyn Schetzow, of Oswego, the daughter of Frederick and Leila Schetzow, natives of Germany. Mr. Schetzow died in September, 1930, at the age of 87 years. His widow resides in Oswego. To Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge was born a son, Robert Lee, born May 4, 1925.

Mr. Trowbridge is a Republican, a member of the Baptist Church, and has the following lodge affiliations: Andover Lodge F. & A. M.; Pulaski Chapter, Past High Priest; Lake Ontario Commandery, Oswego; Media Temple, Watertown; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Pulaski, Oswego Pomona, New York State, and National Grange. He is past commander of the Sons of Veterans, his grandfather, Frank Davis, having served throughout the Civil War.

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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