Biography of Fred E. Baum
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Baum, Fred E., Potsdam, was born in Potsdam, January 5, 1861, a son of Joseph H., a native of this State, born in Columbus, Columbia county, July 24, 1833. He learned the trade of harness maker and moved from his native town to the village of Parnelia, Jefferson county. He was there several years and then moved to Potsdam, where he established a harness and boot and shoe store. About 1875 he gave up the harness business and gave his attention exclusively to the boot and shoe trade. He was an active member of the Universalist church, of which he was one of the founders. He was clerk of time board at the time of the building of the new edifice, and his reputation as a business man was of the best. Honorable and always courteous, he made for himself a large circle of friends, and always interested in every enterprise tending to improve the village. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Baum had four children, three of whom are living : May Elizabeth, wife of C. H. Kernan, of Orient, L. I.; Schuyler L., and Fred E., the oldest son. The latter has always made his home in Potsdam. He was educated in the Nommal school, and in 1885 became a partner with his father in the shoe business. Since the latter's death, April 4, 1890, he has conducted the business alone. He married in 1888, Genie S. Dayton of Potsdam, who died December 6, 1892. Mrs. Baum, mother of our subject, died December 23, 1882.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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