Biography of Francis A. Gleason
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Gleason, Francis A., Woodford, (Bennington p. o.), was born in Woodford, September 7, 1843, and is engaged in the manufacture of lumber, chair stock, bed springs, frames, boxes and cases. He has steam and water power, and capacity for manufacturing 2,000,000 feet of lumber per year. He is also engaged in the grocer business, and farming, owning a farm of one hunrded and twenty acres. He has served his township as selectman and lister. His parents were Stephen and Betsey (Corbett) Gleason, who came from Massachusetts to Woodford in 1827. Mr. Gleason died in 1872, but his wife is now living at the advanced age of eighty seven years. Francis A. Gleason has been married twice. His first wife was Alice Hager, to whom he was married January 1, 1869. They had two children, Claire E., and Albert E. Alice was a daughter of Joshua W. Hager, formerly of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Mr. Gleason married his second wife, Jennie M. Harris, August 11, 1883. They have had two children: Florence and Mildred. Jennie M. was a daughter of L. P. Harris, of Wilmington, Vt.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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