Biography of Thomas S. Watrous
Yates County, NY Biographies





Watrous, Thomas S., a native of Potter County, Pa., located in Penn Yan in 1885, and was employed by George Beebe in his carriage factory for five years. In 1890 he opened a shop on Stark avenue, where he engaged in the manufacture of the Watrous road carts, which he invented in 1890-91. He manufactures about 200 a year of carts and wagons. They are also manufactured in different parts of the State, netting him a royalty of over $50 a month.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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