Biography of Joseph Rex
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Rex, Joseph, Ogdensburg, was born at Lachine, Canada. August 22. 1844. His parents moved here when Joseph was only eighteen months old, and as soon as he was able it was necessary for him to assist in obtaining a livelihood, and as a consequence he did not obtain the educational advantages most children obtain. At a very early age he entered the shingle mill owned by the Lyons and subsequently the factory of Mr. Pope, in which latter concern he commenced just before the war. In tIre spring of 1863 he enlisted in the 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, under Captain Oliver Flagg, and participated in thirteen engagement. He was mustered out at the close of the war, and returned to the employ of the Pope factory. When the fire occurred and these mills were burned, he went with Mr. Welch, father of Sylvester Welch, with whom he remained thirteen years, at the expiration of which time Mr. Welch died, and then Mr. Rex returned to the Pope mills, in which he has since held a very important position. Mr. Rex has been twice married and has one son. Besides his mill work Mr. Rex also owns a grocery store in this city, which is conducted by competent assistants.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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