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 Lewis Hamilton Redfield

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Lewis Hamilton Redfield

Birth
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death
14 Jul 1882 (aged 89)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot
Sect 3 plot 144
Memorial ID
58672134 View Source

Lewis Hamilton Redfield was born in Farmington, Conn., on Nov. 26, 1792. In 1799 he was brought by his parents to near Clifton Springs and learned the printing trade with James D. Bemis, the early newspaper publisher of Canandaigua. He began the publication of the Onondaga Register at Onondaga Valley, September 17, 1814.

His grave marker is on the Smithsonian Institute List for Preservation of Cultural Property.

Dedicated May 30, 1908, the monument of Lewis H. Redfield was erected by his daughter, Mrs. W.H.H. Smith, to commemorate her father's life work. Fidardo Landi, was the sculptor.

The monument shows three historical figures: Lewis Redfield, an early newspaper editor; Joshua Forman, who's considered a founder of Syracuse, and the statue of a Native American who may be Hiawatha.

Redfield and Forman had jointly owned and gave the land for Forman Park to the city.
Redfield, who died in 1882 at age 90, was publisher of the Onondaga Register, the Syracuse area's first major newspaper.

The monument shows Redfield standing. Seated next to him is Forman, a judge, assemblyman and one of the first to encourage the commercial manufacturing of salt in Syracuse.

Lewis Hamilton Redfield was born in Farmington, Conn., on Nov. 26, 1792. In 1799 he was brought by his parents to near Clifton Springs and learned the printing trade with James D. Bemis, the early newspaper publisher of Canandaigua. He began the publication of the Onondaga Register at Onondaga Valley, September 17, 1814.

His grave marker is on the Smithsonian Institute List for Preservation of Cultural Property.

Dedicated May 30, 1908, the monument of Lewis H. Redfield was erected by his daughter, Mrs. W.H.H. Smith, to commemorate her father's life work. Fidardo Landi, was the sculptor.

The monument shows three historical figures: Lewis Redfield, an early newspaper editor; Joshua Forman, who's considered a founder of Syracuse, and the statue of a Native American who may be Hiawatha.

Redfield and Forman had jointly owned and gave the land for Forman Park to the city.
Redfield, who died in 1882 at age 90, was publisher of the Onondaga Register, the Syracuse area's first major newspaper.

The monument shows Redfield standing. Seated next to him is Forman, a judge, assemblyman and one of the first to encourage the commercial manufacturing of salt in Syracuse.


Inscription

A Printer
Died of old age

"A worn and battered form
gone to be recast
More beautiful and Perfect"


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