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Crawford Getman

Crawford Getman

Male 1834 - 1917  (83 years)

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  • Name Crawford Getman  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Residence 1833  Ephratah, Fulton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Crawford was raised on the family farm, the youngest of several children, who lived in near poverty. [5]
    Born 23 Jan 1834  Ephratah, Fulton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Abt. 1850  Agricultural Bank of Herkimer, Herkimer, Herkimer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    • Crawford received a common school education. At age 15 he started working as a clerk in his brother's country store for several years until he moved up to cleark in the Agricultural Bank of Herkimer. [8]
    Residence 1858 - 1860  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Occupation 1858 - 1863  Union Glass Company, Kathern and North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Glass Factory Worker, Bookkeeper 
    • Mr. Getman moved to Cleveland in 1858 to accept a job as bookkeeper for Union Glass Works at age 25. He would remain in this position until September 1, 1863, when Getman, William Foster, Forrest Farmer, and H.J. Caswell formed the firm of Caswell and Company. [10]
    Religion 1867  St. James Episcopal Church, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 1868 - Elected vestryman.
      1869 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1870 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1871 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1876 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1877 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1878 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1879 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1880 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1881 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1882 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1885 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1886 - Re-Elected vestryman.
      1887 - Elected junior warden. [11]
    Occupation 1866 - 1867  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Notary Public 
    Occupation 1869 - 1870  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Cleveland Village President 
    Occupation 1863 - 1880  Caswell & Company, Clay Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12, 15
    Glass Factory Worker, Proprietor 
    • After Caswell retired in 1877, Crawford Getman assumed control. [14]
    1866-1867, Oswego Business Directory, Ad., Caswell & Company
    19480416 - Cleveland
    Occupation 1878 - 1881  Getman General Store, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Proprietor 
    18801218 - AD, Getman General Store
    18801218 - AD, Getman General Store
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    12/18/1880, Business Ad
    Occupation 1882  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 19
    Town of Constantia Supervisor 
    • Crawford Getman was a Democrat and served as Town of Constantia Supervisor and Village of Cleveland Mayor, as weel as a Trustee for several terms. [18]
    Occupation 1880 - 1889  Getman Glass Company, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Glass Factory Worker, Proprietor 
    • In 1889, Crawford Getman sold both glass companies to United Glass Company. [20]
    1903xxxx - Getman Glassworks
    1903xxxx - Getman Glassworks
    Getman Glassworks
    Cleveland, New York
    Occupation 1882 - 1889  Union Glass Company, Kathern and North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Glass Factory Worker, Proprietor 
    • In 1882 Crawford Getman purchased Union Glass Works, which he conducted profitably in tandem with the Glass Works company under Caswell and Company. [21]
    • In 1889, Crawford Getman sold both glass companies to United Glass Company. [20]
    Occupation 1892  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 22
    Cleveland Village President 
    Occupation 1889 - 1896  Getman Hotel, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24, 25
    Proprietor 
    • Opened May 7, 1889, Hotel Getman was located on a small hill at Center and Main Street overlooking Oneida Lake. It was destroyed by fire on July 26, 1896. For it's time it was well known and contained 37 large, handsomely furnished rooms, steam heat and all modern conveniences. [23]
    xxxxxxxx - Hotel Getman, circa. 1889-1896
    xxxxxxxx - Hotel Getman, circa. 1889-1896
    Residence 1870 - 1900  Getman House, Center Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 19
    • Crawford Getman's home was located on Center Street across from Factory Street. It had a large ballroom on the third floor and other features common for a wealthy person' home. [19]
    • According to the 1870 census, the Getman residence was valued at $5000 and personal assets valued at $15000. [1]
    xxxxxxxx - Crawford Getman House
    xxxxxxxx - Crawford Getman House
    Occupation 1900  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Capitalist 
    Occupation 1914  National State Bank of Oneida NY, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    President 
    19140000 - Herringshaw's American Blue Book of Biography
    19140000 - Herringshaw's American Blue Book of Biography
    Thomas William Herringshaw
    FamilySearch International, p.416, Crawford Getman
    Died 28 Nov 1917  [26
    19171206 - Once Prominent Glassmaker
    19171206 - Once Prominent Glassmaker
    Camden Advance-Journal
    12/06/1917, p.3
    Legal 6 Dec 1917  [27
    Will Probated 
    • Crawford Getman's will was probated on December 6, 1917 at well over $1 million dollars in value. At the time, it was described as the largest ever processed in Oswego County at the time. [27]
    Occupation National State Bank, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1110  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2021 

    Family ID F1382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    xxxxxxxx - Profile: Crawford Getman
    xxxxxxxx - Crawford Getman & Unknown Niece
    1914xxxx - Crawford Getman Portrait

    Documents
    18890511 - Hotel Getman Opening
    18890511 - Hotel Getman Opening
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    05/11/1889, n.p.

    Histories
    18820513 - Poem, Rum Traffic
    18820513 - Poem, Rum Traffic
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    05/13/1882

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] 1870 United States Federal Census, 12 (Reliability: 2), 13 Jun 1870.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/13/1870; Sheet No: 12

    2. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 25 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/15/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 25; Line No: 20

    3. [S211] 1900 United States Federal Census, 9A (Reliability: 2), 12 Jun 1900.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #107; ED Date: 06/12/1900; SD: #13; Sheet No: 9A

    4. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 2 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    5. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 8 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    6. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 3 (Reliability: 1), 6 Dec 1917.
      Once Prominent Glassmaker

    7. [S201] Herringshaw's American Blue Book of Biography, Thomas William Herringshaw, (FamilySearch International), 416 (Reliability: 1), 1914.
      Crawford Getman

    8. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 9 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    9. [S32] 1860 United States Federal Census, 28 (Reliability: 2), 26 Jun 1860.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/26/1860; Sheet No: 28

    10. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 9, 14 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    11. [S205] A History of St. James Episcopal Church, Cleveland, New York, Bertram Grey Foster, https://clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/wp/?p=2100 (Reliability: 1), 1912.

    12. [S121] 1866 - 1867 Gazetteer and Business Directory for Oswego County, N.Y., (Hamilton Child), 95-98 (Reliability: 1), 1866 - 1867.
      Business Directory for Cleveland

    13. [S33] History of Oswego County New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, (L.H. Everts and Company), 291 (Reliability: 2), 1877.
      Cleveland Village

    14. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 17 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    15. [S124] Chittenango Madison County Times (Reliability: 1), 16 Apr 1948.
      Window Glass Industry in Cleveland, N.Y.

    16. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 18 Dec 1880.

    17. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 45 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    18. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 41 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    19. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 31 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    20. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 24 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    21. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 18 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    22. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 507 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    23. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 45, 47 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    24. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 11 May 1889.
      Hotel Getman Opening

    25. [S8] Unknown Newspaper Clipping (Reliability: 1), 1896.
      Getman Hotel at Cleveland Burned

    26. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 83 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman

    27. [S160] Three Millionares in Cleveland, Jack Cottet, Power Point Presentation., 84 (Reliability: 1), 1 Jun 2009.
      Crawford Getman