ALBEE, HENRY R. Henry R., son of Cyrus S. and Cynthia
(COBB) ALBEE, was born in Morgan, Vt. in 1852. He was one of a family of
eight children, which included two pairs of twins.
He was reared upon a farm, and received only the training of the
common schools, and the ofttimes more effective training of the school
of daily life.
He married Miss Mary E. RUITER in 1876, and for ten years was actively
engaged in farming in Holland. He then removed to St. Johnsbury, and engaged
with E. and T. FAIRBANKS, for several years as night watchman, but later
in the machine shop.
Since the formation of the firm of FARNHAM & ALBEE, the latter
has had the care of the extensive outside operations of the firm, which
had developed from the employment of one assistant, until at present from
six to twelve men are constantly employed, and the plumbing business covers
a radius of fifty miles. The firm has located more than one hundred steam
and hot water heaters, employing experts in each specialty.
They have built an annex to the store, 36 by 48 feet, two stories,
and basement, have thoroughly refitted the store, including plumbing and
electric lights, and have also added a new four-ton Fairbanks platform
scale. Mr. ALBEE was for several years on the police force, and is a familiar
figure in social life. He is a prominent member of the N. E. O. P., and
I. O. O. F., and a thirty-second degree Mason.
Mrs. ALBEE died in 1889, leaving one daughter, Helen, a teacher
in Massachusetts. Mr. ALBEE married Mrs. George RANDALL of St. Johnsbury
Source: Successful Vermonters,
William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company,
1904, page 29-30.
by Tom Dunn January 2003