Roy M. Folson is well and favorably known at Winthrop where he holds the office of assistant postmaster. He
was born here Oct. 9, 1887, the son of Jerome Calvin and Frances Elizabeth (Taylor) Folson.
Jerome Calvin Folson is a native of New York, born at Stockholm, in St. Lawrence County. He was a carpenter by
trade during his early life but in 1894 became interested in the general mercantile business at Winthrop, with
which he was successfully identified until 1926. Mr. Folson is now interested in the lumber business at Winthrop.
He is a Republican, and has held the office of town clerk for four terms. He holds membership in the Universalist
Church and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Frances Elizabeth (Taylor) Folson was born at Stockholm
and died Oct. 5, 1929. To Mr. and Mrs. Folson were born three children: 1. Gertrude, the widow of E. H. Delaney,
lives in New York City. 2. Roy M., the subject of this sketch. 3. Dora E., married Ralph H. Stearns, lives at Winthrop.
After his graduation from Winthrop High School, Roy M. Folson became identified with his father's business. He
later studied at Burlington Business College and remained in association with his father until 1920 at which time
he entered the local post office as assistant postmaster. Three years later he formed a partnership with L. S.
Greene but after a short time disposed of his interests to his partner and resumed his former position in the post
On June 24, 1914, Mr. Folson married Miss Ada Jeanette McBath, of Lisbon, N. Y., the daughter of William J. and
Jeanette (Short) McBath. Both are natives of St. Lawrence County and reside at Lisbon. Two children were born to
Mr. and Mrs. Folson: Frances, who died in 1917; Ada, who died in 1924, and Frederick Royal, was born March 17,
Politically Mr. Folson is a Republican. He is a member of the Congregational Church and belongs to Winthrop Lodge,
F. and A. M. No. 541. Mrs. Folson has served as postmaster of Winthrop since 1920.
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