| Fottler, Jacob.
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From: One of a Thousand. A Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men Resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1888-89. Compiled under the editorial supervision of John C. Rand. Boston: First National Publishing Company, 1890.
Fottler, Jacob, son of John and Mary (Donald) Fottler, was born in Dorchester, Norfolk County, August 19, 1839.
He obtained his school training in the common schools of Belmont and Brighton, and at the Eliot High School, Jamaica Plain.
He worked at home on his father?s farm?a tract of land now included within the boundaries of Franklin Park?also for a time at Hingham; at the age of nineteen he left home for California, and for some time was employed on a ranch in that state; coming back to Boston, he secured a situation in Faneuil Hall market. In 1872 he was admitted as a partner in the firm of Sands, Furber & Co., which business relation still continues.
Mr. Fottler was married in Sanbornton, N.H., March 12, 1865, to Lucy Ann, daughter of Captain Edward and Phebe (Morrison) Evans. Of this union are two children: Frances Bell and Milton Evans Fottler.
Mr. Fottler was a member of the Boston Common Council in 1885, ?86 and ?87, and served on the following committees: public parks, public institutions, markets, elections, and sale of reservoir lot. He was a member of the House of Representatives, 1888 and ?89, and served on the committee on the state-house. He is a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce?elected to serve on the board of directors for a term of three years; a member of the Boston Fruit and Produce Exchange, and also of the Bay State Agricultural Society.
He is member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts?receiving a lieutenant?s commission June 6, 1887. Mr. Fottler visited England in July, 1887, as one of the delegation of the ?Ancients,? who were invited by the Honourable Artillery Company of London to be present and assist in the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary celebration of that company.
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