Biography of George B. Oswell
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Oswell, George B., Ogdensburg, was born in Ogdensburg, May 18, 1836. After receiving a good education in the schools of this city, he entered the office of the St. Lawrence Republican with which paper he remained from eight to ten years, as type setter, and then went south and entered into the shoe business in Memphis, Tenn., and was there when the first gun was fired on Fort Sumter. After the breaking out of the war he returned to Ogdensburg and entered the employ of the Ogdensburg Steamboat Company, and about thirty two years ago became an employee of the Grand Trunk Railroad, gradually being promoted for efficient service from a clerkship to the responsible position of District Passenger Agent, his jurisdiction extending over Vermont and the northern portion of the State of New York. Mr. Oswell's father was an Englishman, and settled in Ogdensburg about 1816. His mother was a native of this county. Mr. Oswell married in 1860, Mary H. Child, of Westborough, Mass. His only daughter was married to Charles G. Porter, son of Judge Wilber F. Porter, of Watertown, N. Y. He is prominently connected with all Masonic bodies in this city, and takes an active part in all things pertaining to Masonry and the good and welfare of his fellow man. His mother having died in March, 1893, leaves him theonly living representative of a large family, and by her will, was appointed executor to her estate, which he will, no doubt, administer to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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