Niagara County

1897 Biography - Reuben C. Foote, Jr.

Foote, Reuben C., jr., was born at Royalton, N. Y., November 6, 1834, a son of Reuben C. and Electa (Taylor) Foote, and grandson of Lemuel and Lucy Foote. Reuben C. Foote, father of the subject, was born at Salem, N. Y., December 11, 1811; he was educated at Salem Academy, taught school two years, and at the age of twenty-two became a minister in the Methodist Episcopal church and was for thirty years actively engaged in the service. In 1883 he retired from active service and has since resided on the farm in Pendleton which he purchased during his ministry. He has 108 acres in Pendleton and 120 acres in Hartland. He has been a very successful man, always having good charges, such as Henrietta, Dundee, Parma and several terms at Royalton, giving liberally to the church and accumulating a good competency; he refused the presiding eldership and also the stewardship of the Lima College. Reuben C. Foote, jr., was educated at Lima and has always been a farmer. He worked the homestead until 1872, when he came on to his present farm of 107 acres and carries on general farming; he has also been quite largely engaged shipping milk to Buffalo. March 5, 1855, he married Louisa A., daughter of Anthony Ames of Pendleton, and they had two children: Burt A., traveling salesman, and Minnie E., wife of Henry M. Treichler, farmer of Wheatfield. Mrs. Foote died January 5, 1890. Mr. Foote has always been a Republican and has been justice of the peace several years.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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