Fitch Produce Business JUly 1955

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Fitch Produce Business
JUly 1955 - Valley ftushvillc's Oldest Business May Change...
Valley ftushvillc's Oldest Business May Change Hands Negotiations are under way for the purchase of the Geoige M Fitch Sons produce business Rushville by Geoige W Haxton Son of Oakfield whose Rushville be son to accessories plant adjoins the Fitch pioperty ^ OI a P*»°d of sevc'al months ' eait tne t u o P lallt 3 Al11 woik to- gethei under the piesent man- ageis Richard Duntor of Haxton and Wilson W Fitch The Fitch name has been fami- lur in busm«"" circles of this mumtv as long is most of the residents can lemember George M Fitch now 79, wnose health compelled his retirement from active paiticipation in the business sev- eial years ago left the Fitch in 1903 and started the business a buyer of pioduce lor Belden Company of Geneseo He bought the exhibits house on the old fairgrounds of South Mam street used the frame foi the construction of his first elevator which still m use Wilson W Fitch, the present manage! went to work in the t plant upon finishing school in 1918 The other Fitch sons, Gordon Munay, have not been continuously active in the business, the for- mei having been employed in Rochester for many yeais, and latter now on the faculty of the central school in Rushville In 1932 the Fitch company severed its connection with the Belden company and has since been operating independently George M Fitch was president of the York State Bean Shippers asso ciation foi seveial years m the 30s Besides the elevator and storehouses used in the produce business the Fitch company owns the former Mather elevator where coal is also handled

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  1. Chronicle-Express,
  2. 07 Jul 1955, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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