Biography of George C. Webb
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Webb, George Chandler and Theodore Herbert. In the annals of Mexico must be accorded a prominent place to the family of the late Charles Loring Webb, who settled in that vicinity in 1830 and who was long a leading merchant in that village. A spirit of adventure led him to enter the United States navy in 1854 where he served as assistant paymaster and acting paymaster on the U. S. brig "Bohio" during the civil war. At the opening of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad he became station agent at Mexico, a position he held until 1878, the date of his retirement from active life. His wife, Mary Chandler Allen of Pomfret, Windham county, Conn., and five of her eight children are living. Mrs. Webb is still a resident of Mexico and now aged seventy four years. George C., born 1854, received a commercial education at Mexico Academy and was first employed in a clerical capacity by the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad Co. in the general freight office, Watertown, N Y., and has since filled many offices in connection with the New York, Ontario & Western and West Shore Railroads. In 1889 he established with James A. Foster the " Fulton Paper Co." for the manufacture of wood pulp, one of the most important industries of Fulton. Of unlimited enterprise and public spirit, he occupies an enviable position among the substantial citizens of that thriving village. In 1884 he married Charlotte Lansing Boyd of Middletown, N. Y., and their children are Manette Boyd, Henry Chandler, George Chandler, jr., and Bayard Boyd. Theodore H., the youngest son of Charles L. and Mary C. Webb, was born in 1858 at Mexico at which place he was fitted for a commercial life. He succeeded his father in the railroad business, then spent ten years in the city of Oswego, filling important positions in the Second National Bank and Ames Iron Works, coming to the village of Fulton in 1891, at which place he assisted in organizing the Eurka Paper Co., of which he is secretary and treasurer; he has assumed in society and church as well as in business circles a leading position. In 1883 he married Elizabeth Hare Smith of Oswego, N. Y.; their daughter Dorothy was born September 19, 1891. Both brothers are earnest supporters of the best interests of the town.

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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