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Paul Furks
Paul Furks

His grandparents, Henry b.1863-1943 and Philipine b.1877-1950 Furks had bought 150 acre farm and small boarding house in Cochecton Center. Henry Furks b.1907-98, his father and his mother, Dorothy b.unk.-1945, started an initial small egg farm in the 30’s down the road from the boarding house. In late 40’s they expanded the farm with 2 large coops. Paul b.1936 was born on the farm and started as a child working on the farm. Paul graduated from Cornell with a diploma in Poultry Husbandry. On his return in 1958, he took over the farm and married Patricia b.1936, raising 5 children. By 1966 he converted the farm to a starter pullet operation. In mid 80’s he closed the farm and was the elected Town Assessor for Cochecton for 12 years. He started a logging and campfire wood business that he still operates today.

     Interviewed: January, 2011

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