Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 6/11/2021 at 10:55:53
born in 1832, Vermont
George Friott - among the early pioneers of Hayes Township, Ida County,
Iowa, who came to Hayes Township in 1877, was the subject of this sketch. In
1873 he had bought raw land and in 1877 located upon the farm of 160 acres, where, in March, of that year, he built a frame residence of one and one-half stories, 16 x 18, and some years later he built a better frame residence, 24 x 16, with a wing 20 x 14, and here he has devoted considerable attention to
the growing of shade and fruit trees, and here has a fine collection of small fruits. The birth of our subject took place in Franklin County, Vermont, in 1832, and he was the second in a family of ten children born to Joseph and Helen (Silverwood) Friott, the father, a native of Canada, and the mother, a native of England, who came to Canada when a child. The parents removed to Vermont, where they were married; the father carried on a business of farming and lived to the advanced age of ninety-six years, and the mother is still living on the old homestead at the age of eighty-six years. Of the family there are seven now living, as follows: Melvina, the wife of Alvinda Plant, of Vermont; George; Frances, who married and resides in Vermont; Orange, who married and resides in Vermont; Ellen, the wife of Fred Carlton, of Manchester, New Hampshire; Jay, who resides in the West; and Lovica, who is the wife of William Gove, of New Hampshire.
Our subject was reared in Franklin County, Vermont, and was educated in the district schools there. In 1864 he enlisted in Company A, Sixth Vermont Infantry, for three years or the war, mustered into the service at Burlington, Vermont, and was assigned to the eastern army, taking part in all the battles of Petersburg, and then followed Lee until the surrender, remaining for some time at Field Hospital, Danville, City Point and
Washington, thence to Montpelier and was discharged at Brattleboro, Vermont, in June, 1865, and then returned to Franklin County. Our subject was married in Franklin County, Vermont, in 1854. to Miss Luvia Courser, daughter of Edmund and Rebecca (Miller) Courser, natives of Thetford and Bradford, Vermont, where the father was a farmer and where he made his home. His death occurred in 1875, in his eightieth year, and the mother survived him four years, dying in 1878, at the age of eighty- four. Our subject has always been identified with the progress of the county, votes with the Republican Party and has held the office of Township Trustee. He helped to survey Hayes Township into school and road districts. He is a member of Matthew Gray
Post, G. A. R., at Ida Grove, and affiliates with the fraternity of A. F. & A. M. For four years Mr. Friott was Constable of the township. He has three children: Eliza, who lives in this town; Edmund, married to Miss Madge Carbine, of Chicago, Illinois, and is the foreman of a job printing office in
Chicago ; and Georgie, the wife of J. T. Payne, of Hayes township. Mr. and Mrs. Friott are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and in this
connection are most highly respected. They have seen the most of the growth and development of the county and have borne their share in it. They have here a fine farm and a beautiful home and think that the great State of Iowa is one of the garden spots of the United States.
Source: Biographical History of Crawford, Ida, and Sac Counties, Iowa, 1893, p.346
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