Biography of George Libbey
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Libbey, George E., Colton, was born in Benton, Me., February 20, 1836, a son of Aaron, a native of Socco, Me., and of the seventh generation from John Libbey who came from England. Aaron married Emily Woodsome, of Maine, by whom he had seven children. He was a prominent man of affairs in the town and held many public offices. He died September 25, 1866, and his wife died August 3, 1867. George E. Libbey started out in life for himself at the age of nineteen and first learned the carpenter's trade, following tins for a number of years. In 1863 he went to California, working at his trade and also in the manufacture of wagons, and in 1867 returned to Maine and engaged in farming and lumbering until 1879, when he came to Colton as agent for F. Shaw & Bros., of Boston, who owned the St. Lawrence Tannery and the St. Regis Tannery. Mr. Libbey has since lived here continuously. He is one of the stockholders of the First National Bank at Canton, is a Democrat, and held several town offices in Maine. He married first Rosella Humphrey, of Maine, by whom he had no children. She died in 1861, and he married second Mahala M. Mills, also a native of Maine, and they have two children: George W., a student in medicine at the university of Burlington and Rose M., a teacher in Minnesota, Mr. Libbey is a member of High Falls Lodge No. 428 F. & A. M., also of Potsdam Chapter No, 39 and St. Lawrence Cornmandery No. 28. K. T. of Canton.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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