Biography of the Farmer Brothers
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Farmer Brothers, Gouverneur, This firm conducts one of the leading merchant tailoring establishments in this part of the country and their trade extends in every direction outside of Gouverneur, besides their large local custom. 'The firm is composed of F. A. and H. G. Farmer, the former managing the business and the latter traveling for a New York fur house. Both are natives of Fowier and sons of Francis Farmer of that town. Their grandfather was John Farmer, formerly of Herkimer, and the family is descended from the Mohawk Dutch. Their mother was Louisa Homer. F. A. Farmer has resided in Gouverneur for thirteen years, during nine years of which he has been in business. He began his mercantile career as a clerk, and learned the art of cutting (in whieh he excels) with James Brodie. He is recognized as one of the leading business men of the town, and is well and favorably known in social circles, being a Master Mason and a member of the Royal Arcanum. In 1883 he married Susan, daughter of Lewis Hale, of Gouverneur, and they have two daughters. Mr. Farmer is an adherent of the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Farmer is a member.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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