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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Charles A. Jewett

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 252-253 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Charles A. Jewett, deceased, made an excellent record as a member of the board of water commissioners of Amsterdam for nine years and was long numbered among the prominent agriculturists of the community, having extensive land holdings in the fifth ward. He was a native of Chaumont, Jefferson county, New York, and a son of Dr. H. W. and Mary (Allen) Jewett. In the acquirement of an education he attended the Amsterdam Academy and the Hudson River Institute. He came to Amsterdam in 1876 and for many years devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits on an extensive and profitable scale, having large farm holdings in the fifth ward, now the town of Florida. Mr. Jewett was appointed a member of the city board of water commissioners in May, 1901, and thus served for a period of nine years through three appointments by the common council, making a most creditable and commendable record in this capacity. He was also a member of the board of trade.

On the 6th of September, 1876, Mr. Jewett was united in marriage to Miss Georgiana Gray of Amsterdam, who survives him, together with their daughter, Mrs. George G. Churchill, who is also a resident of Amsterdam. Mr. Jewett attended the services of the First Reformed church. His career was terminated by death on the 23d of November, 1920, and his passing was the occasion of deep and widespread regret throughout the community which had long known him as an exemplary citizen, successful agriculturist and a capable public official.

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