Biography of Milo Freeman Webster

Milo Freeman, son of Otis A. Webster, was born at North Amherst, Ohio, November 14, 1866. He attended the public schools of Victor. New York, graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1883 and from the College of Agriculture of Cornell University in 1888. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity of that college. Since 1889 he has been engaged in farming and fire insurance at Victor. New York, where he has an excellent farm of seventy-five acres. In 1888-80 assistant to the secretary of the State Agricultural Society at Albany, New York. He is now (1910) secretary of the Tompkins County Co-operative Fire Insurance Company of Ithaca, New York, an office to which he was elected in 1910. From 1900 to 1904 he was secretary of the Baron Steuben County Fire Insurance Company. In religion he is a Presbyterian; in politics a Republican.

He married, September 24, 1890, Harriet Amelia Woods, born at Bath, New York, November 19, 1870, daughter of Rev. Henry Clay and Mary M. (Seaver) Woods, of Byron, New York, who was married January 6, 1868, and had five children: Harriet Amelia Woods, mentioned above: William Seaver Woods, born at Bath, August 13, 1872: Julia Grace Woods, born at Bergen, New York, April 9. 1877; John Henry Drury Woods, born at Buffalo, New York, March 30, 1879, died at Perry, New York, July 9, 1885; Mary Louise Woods, born at Somerset, New York. February 27, 1884. Rev. Henry Clay Woods was in the One Hundred and Sixty-fourth New York Infantry Regiment in the civil war. William Watson Woods, father of Rev. Henry Clay Woods, married (first) Harriet B. Drury, of Stafford, New York, June 8, 1843, and they had two children: Henry Clay, born August 9, 1844, mentioned above, and Clarissa B. Woods, born August 30, 1846. Harriet B. Woods died January 20, 1863. William Watson Woods married (second) October 22, 1863, Eleanor Blanchard and they had one child, Harriet La Verne. born February 27, 1866. William Watson Woods died May 4, 1869. He was a descendant of Nathaniel Woods, of Croton, Massachusetts.

Children of Milo F. and Harriet Amelia (Woods) Webster: 1. Mary Elmira, born at Victor, June 18. 1881, student at Cornell University. 2. Ruth Henrietta. born at Corning, New York, December 29, 1892. 3. Otis Arnold, born at Victor. February 4, 1895. 4. Laura Cynthia. born at Victor, November 6, 1896. 5. Louise W. (twin), March 15, 1899. 6. Julia S., twin of Louise W. 7. Henry C., born at Victor, January 20, 1902. 8. Josephine, October 27, 1904. 9. John W. (twin), born at Victor. January 8, 1907. 10. Jean W., twin of John W.



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Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911.

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