Who am I?
I was born in 1843
The glass business was not successful, and so I sold out in 1894, including the patent rights to my closure. The buyer continued to make the jars at the factory for many years. I went back to being a pension attorney, and continued to invent things in my spare time. Some were successful, such as my currycomb for grooming horses.
was elected Clerk of the county in 1902, and served for four years. Afterward, I was on the editorial staff of
the local newspaper. I was widely was
known as a poet. Many of them were published,
and my lovely daughter
Written by Richard Cole
© 2002 Minnetrista Cultural Center
First Published in the February 2003 Glass Chatter