Frank Austin DeWitt (1864 – )

“DEWITT, FRANK AUSTIN, Newfane.  Banker.  Born Elyria O., Feb. 9, 1864; son of Rollin Converse and Charlotte P. (Birchard) DeWitt.  Educated in the public schools of Elyria, and Eastman’s Business College.  In 1898 married Lena Ware of Hillsboro, Ill.; they have four children, DeWeese Ware, Ralph Birchard, Frank Austin Jr., and Charlotte.  He has been employed 28 years in the Newfane Savings Bank, the first 14 years as assistant treasurer; since then treasurer.  A Republican; town treasurer since 1899; member of school board 1905-10; town auditor 1896-9; moderator 1911; and county auditor since 1898; represented Newfane in the Legislature 1910.  A Congregationalist.  Past master Blazing Star Lodge No. 23, F. & A.M., of Townshend; member of Fort Dummer Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.; Mt. Sinai Temple, Mystic Shrine; Newfane Lodge No. 72, I.O.O.F., chaplain for past three years;  past master Newfane Grange, treasurer of Grange five years; trustee and treasurer of the Moore Free Library Association since 1902.”

Source:  Encyclopedia, Vermont Biography, by Prentiss Cutler Dodge, Ullery Publishing Co., Burlington, VT, 1912, pages 170-1

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