||George R. Webster
George R. Webster, formerly a farmer and lumberman, resident on section 21, Big Prairie Township, has been engaged since 1881 as agent for the Cascade Commercial Nursery of Kent County. He was born in Denham Township, Upper Canada, Aug. 14, 1851, and is the son of Wm. R. and Phebe A. Webster.
He came to Newaygo County with his parents in 1853, and has been an inmate of the parental home most of his life thus far. His views of wedded bliss are still in the anticipatory state, and his numerous friends rely on his calm judgment and sound sense as a basis for their hopes of his future happiness. He is generally esteemed for his character of sobriety, veracity, integrity and his unwavering consideration for the right and privileges of others. His fundamental principle in social matters is, that only in showing himself to be friendly can a man win friends, and he recognizes the full force of the injunction, "Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you."
Mr. Webster is the proprietor of 80 acres of land on section 16, and 94 acres on section 21, of Big Prairie Township. He has been a successful sportsman, his coolness and self-control making him an exceptional marksman; and he had at one time few superiors in his knowledge of the habits of game in Northern Michigan. Politically he is a Republican, and is a zealous adherent to the tenets of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
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