Biography of George M. Webster
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Webster, George M., was born in Owego, Tioga county, N. Y., October 3, 1855, and is the youngest of five children born to M. L. and Elizabeth A (Johnson) Webster: Charles L. who was a member of Co. K, 52d Mass. Vol. Militia, F. S. Greenleaf, commanding officer, and died at Baton Rouge July 19, 1863; Mary E., Sarah M., Odell G., and George M. M. L. Webster was a contractor and builder in Owego, N. Y; was born in Vermont, February 28, 1802; died March 26, 1881. Elizabeth A. was born in the city of New York, August 31, 1816. George M. was reared in Owego, N. Y., obtained his education in the Owego Academy, and here commenced his business career as assistant bookkeeper in the hardware store of Honk, Dougherty & Truesdell, after which he was bookkeeper for Keeler & Houk, contractors and builders. He was then in the Tioga county clerk's office for six years, then for eighteen months in the china store of Sweet & Wilson, representing Mr. Wilson in settling up the business. He was next bookkeeper for the wholesale house of Thompson & Parkhurst of Elmira, N. Y., for which firm he traveled for two years. In May, 1886, he bought out G. D. Woodward of Greenwood and has since been enengaged in general mercantile business. Is also interested in farming. Mr. W. is a member of Sentinal Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 151, also of Tent No. 110, K. O. T. M. On January 7, 1886, he married Mary A., oldest daughter of John and Laura A. (Osborn) Davis. John Davis was born in Dryden, N. Y., October 10, 18.M. Laura A. was born in Owego, N. Y., November13, 1830, died July 26, 1889. He came to Green. wood with his father, Levi, in 1825, when he grew up and became the foremost man of the town. He was a Democrat and though in a Republican town, he was supervisor for eleven years and in 1870 was elected member of assembly, He died October 25, 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Webster have two children: George D., born March 28, 1889, and Clarence L., born June 19, 1890.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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