|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1856|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1929|
DEERFIELD VALLEY TIMES - Reunion Edition page 33
WILMINGTON, Vermont. The Times Press, 1900.
Frank S. Bellows.
Frank S. Bellows is a good type of the industrious, energetic, mechanic at once a capitalist and a laborer, a most useful class of citizens in our Vermont towns. In 1889 he came to Wilmington and purchased a half interest in the mills of his brother-in-law, L. P. Copeland and a year later became sole owner. Since that time he has largely refitted and refurnished the mills with up-to-date machinery, including a powerful cider press, planer, matcher, bench saw and turning lathes, greatly increasing its capacity. The cider mill with a daily capacity of nearly 75 barrels, has a yearly output of from 1200 to 1400 barrels and does the leading business in this section. Mr. Bellows annually buys about five thousand bushels of apples and manufactures from ten to twelve tons of jelly.
His hardwood lumber is purchased of the farmers and is largely manufactured into the finished product of dowels, chair stretchers, etc.
The mill does a large custom business in sawing soft-wood timber and about, 100,000 shingles are manufactured annually. The mills are located on the Deerfield river about a mile below the village and a steam plant is utilized when needed, giving ample power.
Mr. Bellows furnishes a ready market for the surplus timber of the vicinity and his business is in various ways an important benefit to the town.
Mr. Bellows was born in Marlboro in 1856, son of Horatio and Betsey Hadley Bellows, and spent his minority on the paternal farm. He was then employed i tanneries at West Halifax and Keene, N. H. He married in 1880, Myra, daughter of Harvey Copeland, a well known citizen of Dover. They have two children, Merton F. and Mary L. Bellows.
Horatio Jerauld Bellows (1827 - 1912)
Betsey Elvira Hadley Bellows (1826 - 1896)
Myra Elenor Copeland Bellows (1857 - 1941)
Frank Sydney Bellows (1856 - 1929)
Nellie Jane Bellows Copeland (1862 - 1925)*
Fred Kern Bellows (1869 - 1959)*
Created by: Ronald Wright
Record added: Dec 11, 2012
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