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 in 1890. 

Source:  Successful Vermonters, William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904, page 29-30.

Prepared by Tom Dunn January 2003