PHOENIX KNIFE COMPANY.

STARTED IN 1880 BURN  DOWN 1916

OPEN FOR 36 YEARS

Judgment for $19,397 was entered here yesterday against the Phoenix Knife Company of Phoenix, N.Y., in favor of John Chatillon Sons, for money advanced to the company from Jan. 1, 1897, to Jan. 15, 1900. The summons was served on James A. Foster, the President, at 85 Cliff Street, this city Fulton N. Y.

The Phoenix Knife Company was originally organized in 1880 as the Central City Knife 
Company with these officers: C. W. Avery, president; B. G. Clapp, vice-president; J. I. Van Doren,
secretary; A. W. Hawks, treasurer.  Business was carried on across the river until 1887, when J. I. Van
Doren erected the present plant.  In 1892 the organization of the Phoenix Knife Company was effected
with H. C. Breed, president; H. A. Dygert, vice-president; J. I. Van Doren, secretary; and Edmund Merry, 
treasurer.  As many as 100 hands have been employed.  The present officers are: A. E. Russ, president;
S. B. Babcock, vice president; J. C. Hutchinson, treasurer; A. D. Merry, secretary.

JAMES A. FOSTER MUST OF BEEN ONE OF OWENS OF THE Phoenix Knife Company

FIRST PERSON TO SETTLE IN PHOENIX

In 1811 George Foster, better known as “Tory” Foster, settled on the 
same lot (35) and in 1815 George C. Schroeppel took up his residence on his estate.