Biographical Sketch of Francis H. Foss
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Foss, Francis H., Vergennes, was born in Maine in 1837, and settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1877, as manager of the Patent Roller Manufacturing business, and in 1885 he purchased an interest in the hardware business of Mr. Wright, and the firm does business under the name of Wright & Foss, dealing in all classes of carpenter tools and fine shelf hardware, plated goods, stationery, and are agents for school books and all kinds of farm implements. He was married in 1865 to Susan Witherall, of Maine. They have had four children born to them — Katie M., Bessie, Mary, and Sarah. They have also lost four children in nine days’ time, aged respectively eleven, nine, seven, and an infant, all of whom died with diphtheria m 1877. Francis H. Foss enlisted in the Nineteenth Maine Regiment and served as lieutenant until wounded in the Gettysburgh battle, for which he now receives a soldier’s reward. He belongs to the Ethan Allen Post. He has been a member of the common council, assistant engineer, and also a member of assembly of the State of Maine.