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Paden, John Edward
Born in New York State, Apr. 15, 1884, son of Owen J. Paden. He attended public schools and graduated from Hancock High School and Lowell Business College in Binghamton. His first business experience was as bookkeeper with Bartlett Lumber Company and he later resigned to enter the employ of Endicott-Johnson where he became treasurer. He married at Great Bend, Pa., Mary M. Doyle, daughter of James L. and Bridget Doyle. They had one son, John E. born Mar. 28, 1915.

Paige, Colonel Clinton freeman
Born in Dryden, Cortland County, NY, Sept. 10, 1827, son of Dr. Daniel D. and Lavina (Ballard) Paige. At the age of fifteen, he was left at an orphanage and sent to live with his uncle, Horatio Ballard, in Cortland, NY. He received his education there and read law with his uncle and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He became identified with the Binghamton Railroad Company in Syracuse as superintendent. He resigned from this company when it became Lackawanna Railroad, to engage in business with his father-in-law Colonel Hazzard Lewis of Binghamton. He was a member of the Masons. He married Caroline Lewis, daughter of Colonel Hazard and Maria (Squires) Lewis and had children, Lewis Ballard, Jane and Edith.

Palmerton, Roswell K.
Born in Deposit, NY, Apr. 13, 1857, son of Samuel and Lydia (Kelsey) Palmerton and after completing high school, he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Maryland. Upon graduation he went to Cannonsville, NY where he engaged in practice until 1918. He then returned to Despoit and continued to add to his success. He was director of the Farmers National Bank and a member of the Masons. He married in 1900, Jennie Wilson, daughter of Merton and Olive (Bennett) Wilson of Bennettsville, Chenango County, NY. They had one son, Abel B. He married second, Lillian M. Darling, at Stamford, Conn.daughter of Moses and Helen Darling and had children, Lucile married Gregory Tyler, Roswell K, Jr.. and Carola.

Parker, J.H.
Born in Whitney Point, NY, May 19, 1883, son of T. R. and Alice Parker. After leaving school, he engaged in the retail feed business and in 1900 connected with the Chaplin & Company of Chicago where he traveled for three years. He then associated with Empire Grain & Elevator Company of Binghamton, until1915 when he went to Whitney Point and engaged in the feed business for himself. He married, Mar. 3, 1908, Anna Irene Shafer, daughter of Frank and Charlotte (Shepard) Shafer. They had children, Charlotte born Sept. 2, 1914 and Nancy born Jan. 21, 1922.

Parsons, Addison
Born in Franklin, NY, Aug. 26, 1861, son of Timothy and Imogene Parsons. He received his education at Buckley High School in New London, Conn. and attended Williams College at Williamstown, Mass. After a few years employment in banks in Worester, Mass. and Cobleskill, NY, he entered the employ of First National Bank in Binghamton, becoming vice-president. He married, Nov. 23, 1889, at Cobleskill, Nettie Lawyer, daughter of Peter and Sarah Lawyer and had children, Carle L., Edgar B. and Frances.

Parsons, Edgar B.
Born in Binghamton, July 6, 1893, son of Addison and Nettie (Lawyer) Parsons.He attended Hotchkiss School at Lakeville, Conn and Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. His first business experience was in the employ of Traveler's Insurance Company office in Hartford, Conn and was later transferred to Indiannapolis, Indianna and Syracuse, NY. He then went with Powell Coal Company in Binghamton until he was called into service of the United States Army in 1918. He returned and again associated with Powell Coal Company. He married in Feb. 1922, Margaret Judd of Saginaw, Mich.

Payne, John M.
Born in Broome County, Sept. 25, 1877, son of Dr. Julian F. and Anna (Booth) Payne, he finished his elementary studies in the public schools, attended Union Academy and entered Lowel Business School. His first business was in the employ of Endicott Forging Company. He then entered the insurance business in connection with S.M. Mitchell and after three years, entered in partnership with D.S.Mercereau and later withdrew to enter the employ of Farmers National Bank of Union. He served as village clerk and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Shriners and Rotary Club.

Peck, Jerome Frederick
Born in Chenango County, NY, Apr. 21, 1884, son of Clarence F. and Josie (Lewis) Peck.He received his education in the public schools of Binghamton and began his business career with Prudential Insurance Company. He later became connected to the Binghamton city water works as bookkeeper, and became superintendent of City Hosp. in 1920. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners and Kiwanis. He married in 1907, Jessie Davidson, daughter of John and Mary (Smith) Davidson. They had one son, Jerome F. Jr. born in 1915.

Pellerin, Frederick
Born in Broome County, Sept. 17, 1881, son of Theophilius and Flora B. ( Gourmonde) Pellerin. After completing his education in the public schools, he had gained great skills in in our national game and engaged two years as a professional ball player. He then became connected to Endicott-Johnson Corp., where he remained for five years. Desiring to become a detective, he associated with George H. Hermann and studied under his tuition until he mastered the fundamentals of detective work. In 1909, he became associated with Norman C. Pierce, and later with S. Foster Black. He opened his own office in the O'Neil Building in 1914 and was a member of the Empire State Detective Association and the International Secret Service Association. He married in 1921 to Bertha Moody of Maine, NY.

Perkins, Adelbert O.
Born in Broome County, Jan. 19, 1870, son of Julius G. and Jane M. (Chase) Perkins. He attended public schools. His father was a locomotive engineer and the family lived in various towns of New York State. The hotel business attracted Mr. Perkins when he was a young man and he succeded in obtaining the Windsor Hotel and with this success, he duplicated in the management of the Harpersville Hotel. He married Feb. 28, 1898 in Oneonta, NY, Grace M Peck, daughter of Frank A. and Dora B. (Harris) Peck.

Perkins, Harry C.
Born in Binghamton, May 28, 1867, son of Henry C. amd Mary E. (Lloyd) Perkins. He obtained his education in the public schools here and entered the law offices of Millard & Stuart and was admitted to the bar soon after. He was village attorney for Endicott and Johnson City. He was district attorney, a member of the State Assembly and president of the Children's Home of the Wyoming Conference, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Masons. He married June 30, 1909 Anna Belle Fisher of Stamford, Delaware County, NY.

Perry, Carl E.
Born in Oneonta, NY, May 1, 1892, son of David and Ola (Reynolds) Perry. His education was obtained in public schools and he began an apprenticeship to learn the machinists trade, which he followed along the auotmobile repair lines for several years. He located in Union and opened a garage and accessory store which was very successful. He never marrtied

Perry, Mulford Frank
Born in Harpersville, Apr. 10, 1857, son of Fred H. and Anna (Northrup) Perry. He was educated in the public schools there and attended Whitney Point Academy. His first business experience was with his father in the lumbering operations. He spent eight years in that business, then in the firm of Waite & Perry and began the manufacturing of sleighs. In 1890 the firm consolidated with S.E.Birdsall of Whitney Point and added carriages to their line, the firm becoming Birdsall,Waite & Perry. He completed a special course with International Correspondence School, training in practical mining. This education resulted in him going to Mexico, where he was appointed manager of a large cyanide plant for the salvaging of precious metals.In 1912, he was associated with the Mines Company of America, returned to the area where he was director of the First National Bank of Whitney Point. He married there, June 13, 1883, Carrie Daniels, daughter of George and Charlotte (Wright) Daniels.

Peters, Charles
Born in Bloomingville, NY, Jan. 3, 1885, son of John R. and ( Julia Larch ) Peters. He attended the common schools and from an age when most boys are interested in play , he was acustomed to performing many duties about the homestead. His farm covers a large acreage and general farming is carried on. Many crops are raised and he has many fine head of cattle. He married in Sussex, New Jersey, Mar. 20, 1910, Jennie Hymers, daughter of William and Ellie (Palmer) Hymers. They had children, Beulah born Nov. 18, 1913, Ida born July 2, 1914 and Jean born Oct. 29, 1918.

Phelps, Captain John Case
Born in Binghamton, June 23, 1883, son of William George and Caroline (Shoemaker) Phelps and died at the head of his company near the Argonne Forest in France, Oct. 20, 1918. After finishing public school, he entered Yale University and finished his education at New York Law School.. He was admitted to the bar and associated with Howard, Hinman & Kattell. Later, he practiced independently and was well established in the profession when the call of his country for her loyal sons to rally again in the defense of their liberties brought him with millions more into the " great conflict" of all time.The Broome County Bar Association placed a bronze tablet in the corridor of the Broome County Court House thus inscribed: Captain John Case Phelps, Company A, 309th Infantry, 78th Division, killed in action in the Argonne Drive at Bois des Loges, October 20, 1918, American Expenditionary Forces.

Phelps, Ziba Bennett
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Dec. 7, 1870, son of John Case and Martha (Bennett) Phelps. Following his early education, he attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and Yale Unversity. He came to Binghamton and secured a position with Security Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he comtinued throughout his career. He had other business affiliations, as vice president of Bayless Pulp and Paper Company. He married Apr. 8, 1896, at Bethelem, Pa. Elizabeth Darling Drown , daughter of William Appleton and Elizabeth (Darling) Drown. They had children, Elizabeth D., Emily D., Martha B. and Z. Bennett, Jr.

Pierce, Lewis Benjamin
Born in LeRaysville, Pa., Dec. 28, 1890, son of Fay H. and Cora (Johnson) Pierce. He was educated in the public schools and worked with his father on the homestead. Inclined to follow things of a mechanical nature, he apprenticed to learn the machinist trade. He engaged in his own business of repairing automobiles and with a partner , opened his own shop. He married, Dec. 28, 1912 in Wyalusing, Pa., Catherine Gaylord, daughter of Wallace and Anna (Clapper) Gaylord.

Presho, John W.
Born in Condersport, Pa. Feb. 3, 1889, son of William C and Celestia M. (Simons) Presho. After completing the public school courses in his native town, he entered East Rochester High School . His interest was in the manufacture of extract flavors and he applied himself to the preparation of a formula which would bring out the best flavor. His ability and determination were rewarded when he came to Endicott. He began the manufacture of this product, which was widely used in this part of the country. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. He married June 7, 1917, in Endicott, Sarah R. Stack, daughter of Edward and Mary Stack.They had one son, John W. Jr.

Pine, Frank B.
Born in Colesville, NY, Feb. 1,1868, son of George W. and Marie E. (Moore) Pine. He attended the public schools and after a time spent farming, he learned the carpenter trade. He later established hinself in the grocery business in Johnson City, and continued along both lines of work. He married, Nov. 15, 1888 in Binghamton, Hulda White, daughter of Wesley B. and Phoebe (Mosher) White and had children, Burt born Sept. 8, 1889 and died 1917, Grace born Apr. 21, 1891 married Lavern Badger, Wellman born Sept. 15, 1894, Walter born Mar.24, 1896, Edith born Feb. 3, 1900 who married Melvin Schell and Mary born Sept. 6, 1902 who married Charles Norton. He married, second, Mar. 10, 1918, Sarah Bock.

Porter, William R.
Born in Chenango County, NY, May 5, 1881, son of P.Randolph and Agnes (Moran) Porter. He was educated in the district public schools, at the Academy in Greene, NY and one year at Syracuse High School, later taking a special course in bookkeeping. His first employment was with Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company for three years and seven years with Jones Scale Works, after which he started his career as a builder, building more than 142 houses in the city. This led to him organizing the Binghamton Housing Corpation in 1922. He married, Caroline A. Standish.

Powell, Edward Evan
Born in Wales, Sept. 10, 1870, son of E.L.and Gwenillan Powell. He received his education in the public schools of Hazelton, Pa. and Shenandoah, Pa. His first association was with his father, who was a coal operator. He later entered the employ of Cass Company and at the end of that business aventure, he engaged in business for himself. He formed a partnership with his father-in-law, R.A. Ford & Company who had been in the coal business since 1870 in Binghamton. Mr. Powell withdrew and engaged in business for himself, establishing , Powell Coal Company. The firm handles coal, both wholesale and retail, having the capacity of 31,000 tons, it is ranked one of the largest in New York State. He was a member of the Elks, Odd Fellows, Binghamton Club, Binghamton Country Club, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. He married Aug.15, 1894, Helen J. Ford, daughter of Rodney A. and Adeline (Whitney) Ford. They had daughters, Beatrice Whitney who married Robert B. Nichols.and Helen who died at the age of four.

Pratt, Ray G.
Born in Binghamton, Feb. 25, 1883, son of Charles C. and Lillie (Goff) Pratt. He received his early education in the public schools of New Milford, Pa., graduated from Binghamton High School and entered Hamilton College. Upon completeing his studies he went to Mapleville, Alabama and was employed in a saw mill. He returned to Binghamton and was associated with Ensign Lumber Company. In 1910, he purchased the interests in the firm and changed the name to Pratt Lumber Company. The plant covers about two and a half acres, has seven buildings and is rated as one of the largest in this section of the country. He was a member of the Shriners, Rotary Club, the Binghamton Club, Binghamton Country Club and Chamber of Commerce. He married Aug. 7, 1916, Elizabeth (Davidge) Smith , daughter of James and Rosalia (Miller) Davidge.

Pratt, William H.
Born in Binghamton, Jan.11, 1878, son of William H. and Ella C. (Conklin) Pratt. He was educated in public schools and attended Lowell Business College. He entered the employ of the Binghamton Chair Company and remained though out his career.He married Sept. 2, 1902, Grace D. Kay and had a daughter, Dorothy born Sept. 24, 1904. He married second, Dec. 19, 1907, Mattie Merritt.

Prentice, Ernest Lavern
Born in the Town of Fenton, Broome County, NY, Mar. 31, 1882, son of George R. and Ella (Dewey) Prentice. He was educated in the schools of Fenton, and became an industrious and thrifty farmer of Binghamton. He was progressive and modern in his methods of farming and made a success of his market gardening. He married in Johnson City, Apr. 27, 1909, Mary Louise O'Neil, daughter of John and Bridget (McCawley) O'Neil.

Prentice, Henry Nelson
Born in Port Crane, Sept. 25, 1883, son of Jesse and Estelle Prentice, he received the benefits of a good education and graduated from Lowell Business College in Binghamton. He engaged in the insursnce business as agent for Hartford Insurnace Company, Franklin Insurance Company of New York City, and Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance Company. He also followed in the merchantile business and was station agent for Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. He married in Binghamton, Apr. 4, 1906, Mary Elizabeth Weiman, daughter of Edward and Belle L. (Brainard) Weiman.

Prescott, Arthur Wayland
Born in Lakeview, Pa. 1884, son of Calvin P. and Myrtle L. Prescott. Following his early education in public schools, he entered Keuka College, where he covered preparatory and graduate work, then entered the business with his father. At that time the business was known as Lestershire Plumbing & Heating Company , but with it's removal to Binghamton in 1911, the enterprise became known as Prescott Plumbing & Heating Company. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He married in June 1914, Esther Hart, daughter of Harry M. and Alice Hart.

Preston, Frank M.D.
Born in Waltham, Vermont, June 5, 1872, son of John and Anna (Hall) Preston.His early schooling was obtained in the public schools of Waltham , followed by a year at Beaman Academy in New Haven, Conn..He entered the Medical College of the University of Vermont and practiced his profession at Greene, Chenango County, NY. After leaving Greene, he spent time in New York City doing post-graduate work in Bellvue Hosp. before coming to Binghamton. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Masons, Binghamton Club and manager of the Broome County Farm and Hospital. He married first, May Shifferdecker and had children, Geneieve born June 30, 1897, died 1898, Kennath Frank born Dec. 17, 1898 and Beatrice Elizabeth born Mar. 2, 1902. He married second, in 1918, Alice Anna Hopton and had children, Franklin Hopton born July 14, 1920 and Stuart Hall born Jan. 24, 1922.

Preston, Worth
Born in Onondaga County, Apr. 10, 1885, son of Hemenway and Laura E. (McCall) Preston. He received his education in Tully, NY and attended Cazenovia Seminary. He later took a course at Dakin Business Institute in Syracuse, NY. and obtained employment with 1900 Washer Company for five years. He then went into the insurance businessand was secretary of the Binghamton Real Estate Board and New York State Association of Realtors. He married, in 1910, Mabel I. Bramer, and had children, Elziabeth born 1912 and Meredith born 1921.

Pulver, Mary (Brecht)
Born in Lancaster, Pa., daughter of Milton J. and Mary (Wolfe) Brecht, she followed studies in public schools and entered Penna. State Normal, garduating with both Bachelors and Masters degree in the Elements. She is also a graduate of the School of Applied Arts of Penna. , where she received a diploma in the general arts course. She wrote many articles for literary magazines . She married in 1906 at Lancaster, George Winfield Pulver, Doctor of Dental Surgery, son of Thomas and Mary Pulver of Delaware County. Dr. Pulver came to Binghamton in 1914 and entered practice.He died in 1922 as a result of falling into a swollen trout stream.

Purdy, Henry Burdette
Born in Triangle, NY, 1859, son of William Edward and Catherine Purdy. He was educated in the publc schools and devoted his entire life to farming and lumbering. He married, Nora O'Connor of Wisconsin, daughter of James O'Connor and had children., William J. born Aug. 14, 1888, Arthur B. born Oct. 2, 1889 and Ida May born Dec. 10, 1884.

Putnam, Dr. Frederick W.
Born in Truxton, Cortland County, NY, Oct. 12, 1856, son of William and Philinda P. Putnam. He graduated from Homer Adademy and from the medical department of New York University. He located in Binghamton and remained active in his practice ever since. He was a member of the Masons, reaching the 33 degree and prepared a volume of books of the story of Masonry in Broome County.He married Mar. 18, 1880 at Newark Valley, M. Elizabeth Tubbs. They had no children.

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Quick, Charles J.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 27, 1867, son of Mark and Eliza Quick. His education was obtained in the public schools. He became a licensed pharmacist and deceided to locate in Johnson City where he established a drugstore. It was one of the leading stotes in that town. He was postmaster and a member of the Masons, Shriners, and Odd Fellows. He married in Nichols, NY, Grace Howell, daughter of Arthur and elen (Hauck) Howell.

Quick, Simon P.
Born in Rochester, NY, June 27, 1850, son of James and Jane (Wheeler) Quick. He was left fatherless at the age of twelve and became his mothers chief means of support. His education did not stop with leaving school, but continued thru reading and self study. He began employment with Delaware & Hudson canal. He bought a large tract of heavily timbered land in the towns of Windsor and Colesville, covering 500 hundred acres. He settled on the Colesville tract, built a saw mill and became a lumber dealer. He became owner of the Eagle Hotel in Windsor built in 1831. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, Odd Fellows, and Red Men. He married Jan. 1, 1871, Polly A. Bowen, daughter of William and Sarah (Washburn) Bowen. They had children, William B., Horace B., Polly A., Nathan L., Dolly who married J.S.Chase, Rose , Jane and two adopted daughters, Bird Alice Bunting Quick and Bernice Bowen Quick.

Quick, Vernon H.
Born in Tompkins County, NY, Apr. 8, 1880, son of Philip E and Clara M. (Herrick) Quick. He attended public schools in Owego, NY and pursued courses at Rochester School of Optometry , graduated from the University of New York and from the Philadelphia Optical College. He joined forces with other optrometrists in establishing a combination of four stores, conducted under the name of Klatorik Optical. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, and Rotary Club. He married on Oct. 6, 1910, Cora B. Brink of Michigan and had children, Henry born Feb. 8, 1913, Eleanor born Apr. 1, 1915 and Mary born Apr. 17, 1918.

Quinn, James F.
Born in Chenango County, NY, June 4, 1857, son of William and Mary (Hannigan) Quinn , natives of Ireland . He obtained his education in the public schools and the occupation of farming became his sole career, owning 500 acres with his sons. He married Apr. 10, 1882 at Norwich, NY, Rosa E. Murphy, daughter of Matthew and Bridget Murphy. They had children, William F., Matthew R. John V and James A.

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Ralph, William E.
Born in Ulster County, Jan. 26, 1860, son of James and Esther (Clark) Ralph, his father a native of England and his mother of Ireland. He obtained his education in the public schools and engaged in farming and mill work. He was connected with the well lnown Bartlett Lumber Company, but gave that up to accept a positon with Prudential Lufe Insurance Company. His work won him a promotion and he became supertintendent of the company.He was a member of the Binghamton Club.

Randall, Ralph A.
Born in Lake Como, Pa., July 28, 1894, son of E.S. and Jennie (Little) Randall. His education was received in the public schools of Hancock , NY and his early business was as a salesman in a clothing store. Druing this time he became highly slkilled in the art of photography and opened his own studio in the Binghamton Savings Bank building known as Randall Photo Finishing. He married, in 1914, Rena May Russell.

Rath, Richard F.
Born in Whitney Ppoint, NY, May 21, 1891, son of George and Elizabeth Rath. He attended the public schools of Whitney Point and graduated from Binghamton High School. He then entered Albany Law School and soon after attaining his degree, he ngaged in his profession in Johnson City, NY. He was a member of the Masons and Red en. He married in Unadilla, NY, Sept. 12, 1916, Sarah Dopp, daughter of Oliver Dopp. They had one daughter, Thelma Irene.

Redpath, Arthur G.
Born in the Town of Union, Mar.1, 1881, son of George and Eliza Redpath. From the time he completed the public school courses , he applied himself diligently to the mastering of his work in every detail. Through actual experience he learned the machinist trade and for years worked in various branches of this occupation until he entered the employ of Union Forging Company. He became production mamager of this plant and later to the office of vice-president. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, the Elks and the Antlers Club. He married in Windsor, in 1898, Ella M. Smith, daughter of Hervy T. and Frances Smith. They had a son Hugh S. and a daughter, Anna J.

Reynolds, Albert W
Born in Broome County, Juine 17, 1860, son of John L. and Lydia (Allen ) Reynolds. He obtained his education in the public schools , associated for a time with his father and then secured his own farm. He made a success of this occupation and it was only necessary to look at his many acres to appreciate the work that was necessary to bring the land to it's productiveness. He married Oct. 10, 1885, in Broome County, Effie M. Stillson, daughter of Dwight and Mary (Knowlton) Stillson. They had children, Bertha A. born Oct. 8, 1886 who married Roger Lampman and Alice M.

Reynolds, Carrel E.
Born in Barker, Dec. 9, 1864, son of Peter T. and Julia A. (Hayden) Reynolds. After completing his studies in the public schools, he began his career in the merchantile business, comtinuing in that line for eighteen years. He then went to Cripple Creek, Colorado and formed the Dexter Gold Mining and Milling Company. In 1904, C.A. Wilkinson and Mr. Reynolds founded the Binghamton Boiler Compound Company,. He is actively interested in the many projects put forward to promote the developement and civic welfare of Binghamton. He married Lillian A. Pease of Barker in 1890. They had no children.

Reynolds, Cornelius Orlow
Born in Osborn Hollow, now Sanataria Springs, son of Angus S.and Mary (English) Reynolds and thru his fathers and grandfathers association with the railroad, he naturally was inclined to this work. After serving an apprenticeship, at various departments , he was made agent of the D &H Railraod at Osborn Hollow.He continued in that position for thirty years. Later years he engaged in the coal and feed business, conducting this enterprise the same success that characterized his entire business career. He was stockholder of the People's Trust Bank and National Bank of Sidney. He was a member of the Masons and Odd Fellows. He married Jan. 4, 1898 at Sanitaria Springs, Mary Marshall, daughter of Edward and Margaret Marshall. They had children, Angus born June 21, 1899, Robert born Dec. 29, 1901 and Robert born May 13, 1916

Reynolds, J.J.
Born in Bradford County, Pa., Dec.13, 1886, son of James J. and Catherine B. (Murray) Reynolds, both natives of Scotland. As soon as he completed his education in the public schools, he immediately became a wage earner and for seventeen years did iron work for various Penna. concerns. He came to Bingahmton in 1913, and joined the organization of the firm of Clark, Reynolds & Hawley to engage in the ornamental iron and welding work. He later bought out the interests of his partners in the business and continued operations under his own name. He is reputed to have the largest welding plant between New York City and Buffalo. He was a member of the Elks, Moose and Chamber of Commerce.

Rhodes, Judge Leon Copley
Born in Chenango Copunty, NY, Dec. 23, 1877, son of Dudley Asa and Betsey (Copley) Rhodes. He received his early education in public schools, graduated from Bainbridge High School and obtained special studies at Lowell Business College in Binghamton. Determinded to make his life's work the legal profession, he began the study of law in the office of Wilbur & Yetter and later with Newell & Hennessey. He was admitted to the bar in 1903 and the firm then became styled Newell, Hennessey & Rhodes. He later formed a partnership known as Courtney & Rhodes. He was a member of the firm until he was appointed Judge in 1922. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners and the Chamber of Commerce. He married, Bertha Maude Davis, of Chenango County.

Rice, James F.
Born in Newark Valley, NY, Aug. 21, 1881, son of John J. and Ellen Rice He attended the public schools and his education was supplemented by home study. At an early age he deceided upon a career and attended the School of Embalming and completed an apprenticeship in Johnson City, where he engaged in business as, James F, Rice a leading undertaker.

Rice, Robert Jay
Born in Newark Valley, NY, Oct. 18, 1882, son of John and Ellen (Delaney) Rice. He attended the public schools of Newark Valley and at an early age went to work for Endicott-Johnson. He learned the details of each department and was promoted from time to time until he beacme supertintendent of the infants department. He was the owner of an eleven acre farm in Port Crane. He married Oct. 5, 1905, in Hornell, NY, Elizabeth FrancesWeyland, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Huntley) Weyland. They had children, William Robert born Dec. 23, 1906, Richard William born Aug. 25, 1908, Catherine Ellen born May 1, 1914 and Paul born July 10, 1916.

Riggs, Harry L.
Born in Oneonta, NY, June 17, 1865, son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Gifford) Riggs. He was eduacted in the public schools of Binghamton and entered the employ of Alva Bloomer, a wholesale and retail dry goods merchant. In 1894, he formed a connection with Bennett-Morgan Company and became buyer and manager of the piece goods department. He was deacon of the First Presbyterian Church for twelve years, supertintendent of the senior Sunday school and assistant to the general superintendent of the church. He married Sept. 6, 1922, Jenette E. Saunders, daughter of Edwin S. Saunders of Cortland County, NY.

Riley, J.F.
Born in Owego, NY, in 1860, son of Patrick and Ann (O'Reilly) Riley, of Belfast. Ireland. He received his education in the schools of Bradford County, Pa. and studied at the Academy in Owego. He was but a lad when his father died in1876 and he beagn to earn his own way. Earning a livelihood was the means of greatly widening the range and increasing the value of his educational opportunities. He learned stenography at the Wycoff Institute in Ithaca, NY and became official stenographer for the Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad Company. He was sent west and while in Kansas he studied at the Normal School in Emporia and in New Mexico, he attended Jesuit College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended the University of Monteray, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and pursued the post graduate studies at Univserity iof Fordhan in New York, graduating with a Masters of Arts. He attended colleges in Italy and France and returned to Binghamton and accepted a position with Lowell Business College. The Riley School of Bussiness is the realization of his dreasm. He married Oct. 15, 1888, Minnie B. Olds, daughter of Spencer and Sarah Olds. They had children, William H., Lisa A. and Vesta C., twins and Dorothy.

Ritchie, Rev.Chrisenberry A., A.B., A.M.
Born Salisbury, Rowan County North Carolina, Sept. 10, 1879, son of James Alexaner and Jemima Camilla (Ludwig) Ritchie. Following his elementary and prepatory studies, he entered Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He received his Bachelor' of Arts degree in 1901 and Master of Arts degree in 1904, then attended the Southern Theological Seminaey of the Lutheran church at Charleston, South Carolina. He came to Binghamton in 1905 and was ordained in Syracuse shortly afterward. He began the pastorate of the Lutheran church of Binghamton. He served as champlain of the 4th Reg. during the war, was a member of the Rotary Club and Broome County Ministerial Association. He married, June 25, 1908, Grace Jane Swaub and had children, Margaret Williamson born June 25, 1914 and Camilla Jane born July 11, 1915.

Rivers, George Lee
Born in Beldon, NY, Jan. 10, 1887, son of Ellsworth and Ella M. (Huminston) Rivers. He attended the publis schools of Belden, and learned the telegrapher's trade. He was accustomed to the labor about the farm and shortly after marriage, he resigned from his profession to give his full attention to the farm. He married, June 25, 1907, at Port Crane, NY, Kate Mae Guernsey, daughter of Henry R. and Ellen M. (Prentice) Guernsey. They had one son, Robert Lee born Noc. 26, 1912.

Roberson, Alonzo(1)
Born Oct. 9, 1831, son of Delaven and Abigail (Ferguson) Roberson. He acquired an education in the public schools, learned the carpenters trade and settled in Binghamton in 1853. His first employment was with Marsh & Gilbert planing mill and he succeeded to the ownership of that mill. He was vice-president of the People's Bank. He married Feb. 10, 1853, Lydia Titus, daughter of James and Hannah Titus and they had children, Anna Frances born Nov. 23, 1853, died 1854, Alonzo born born Nov. 16, 1861 and Lydia Rosella born June 9, 1866. He married second, Sept. 13, 1870, Sarah Eliza Dunk, daughter of Alfred and Mary (Allen-Ballard) Dunk.

Roberson, Alonzo (2)
Born in Binghamton, Nov. 16, 1861, son of Alonzo and Lydia (Titus) Roberson. After completing his education in the public schools, he entered the employ of Merchant's Bank, but left after six months to join his father , who was conducting the lumber business. He was admitted as partner and became sole owner upon his father's death. He serves as vice-president of People's Trust Bank He was a member of the National Association of Manufacturers of America, the National Lumber Dealers Association, Chamber of Commerce, the Binghamton Club, Binghamton Country Club, Thousand Island Yacht Club and the Broome County Humane Society. He married, Dec. 4, 1887, Margaret Hays, daughter of Andrew and Hannah C, (Ring) Hays.

Roberts, Duke
Born in the Providence of Quebec, Canada, July 10, 1880 , he graduated from Waterloo Academy in Quebec. He entered into a connection with New York Life Insuance Company for several years, and resigned to take a supervisory position with Travelers Insurance Company with Toronto, Canada as his headquarters until June of 1919. He was directed to manage the Binghamton branch office and has supervision of thirteen counties. In Oct. 1905, he married Alice Woodrow of Picton, Canada and had one son, Woodrow born Aug. 1911.

Roberts, Guy
Born in Bradford County, Pa., May 25, 1883, son of Owen and Anna A, (Shadduck) Roberts. He attended public schools and at an early age began to make his own way. Always a lover of horses, he spent much time as a boy in caring for the farm horses and observing the way in which they were trained and broken for general use. When an opportunity came to engage in this line of business he was ready to take advantage of it. He was connected with the Endicott Bank and married Jan. 10, 1909, Alice May Jones, daughter of Nathan and Henrietta (Stockholm) Jones. They had children, Howard R. , Mildred and Marie.

Riggs, Harry L.
Born in Oneonta, NY, June 17, 1865, son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Gifford) Riggs. He was eduacted in the public schools of Binghamton and entered the employ of Alva Bloomer, a wholesale and retail dry goods merchant. In 1894, he formed a connection with Bennett-Morgan Company and became buyer and manager of the piece goods department. He was deacon of the First Presbyterian Church for twelve years, supertintendent of the senior Sunday school and assistant to the general superintendent of the church. He married Sept. 6, 1922, Jenette E. Saunders, daughter of Edwin S. Saunders of Cortland County, NY.

Riley, J.F.
Born in Owego, NY, in 1860, son of Patrick and Ann (O'Reilly) Riley, of Belfast. Ireland. He received his education in the schools of Bradford County, Pa. and studied at the Academy in Owego. He was but a lad when his father died in1876 and he beagn to earn his own way. Earning a livelihood was the means of greatly widening the range and increasing the value of his educational opportunities. He learned stenography at the Wycoff Institute in Ithaca, NY and became official stenographer for the Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad Company. He was sent west and while in Kansas he studied at the Normal School in Emporia and in New Mexico, he attended Jesuit College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended the University of Monteray, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and pursued the post graduate studies at Univserity iof Fordhan in New York, graduating with a Masters of Arts. He attended colleges in Italy and France and returned to Binghamton and accepted a position with Lowell Business College. The Riley School of Bussiness is the realization of his dreasm. He married Oct. 15, 1888, Minnie B. Olds, daughter of Spencer and Sarah Olds. They had children, William H., Lisa A. and Vesta C., twins and Dorothy.

Ritchie, Rev.Chrisenberry A., A.B., A.M.
Born Salisbury, Rowan County North Carolina, Sept. 10, 1879, son of James Alexaner and Jemima Camilla (Ludwig) Ritchie. Following his elementary and prepatory studies, he entered Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He received his Bachelor' of Arts degree in 1901 and Master of Arts degree in 1904, then attended the Southern Theological Seminaey of the Lutheran church at Charleston, South Carolina. He came to Binghamton in 1905 and was ordained in Syracuse shortly afterward. He began the pastorate of the Lutheran church of Binghamton. He served as champlain of the 4th Reg. during the war, was a member of the Rotary Club and Broome County Ministerial Association. He married, June 25, 1908, Grace Jane Swaub and had children, Margaret Williamson born June 25, 1914 and Camilla Jane born July 11, 1915.

Rivers, George Lee
Born in Beldon, NY, Jan. 10, 1887, son of Ellsworth and Ella M. (Huminston) Rivers. He attended the publis schools of Belden, and learned the telegrapher's trade. He was accustomed to the labor about the farm and shortly after marriage, he resigned from his profession to give his full attention to the farm. He married, June 25, 1907, at Port Crane, NY, Kate Mae Guernsey, daughter of Henry R. and Ellen M. (Prentice) Guernsey. They had one son, Robert Lee born Noc. 26, 1912.

Roberson, Alonzo(1)
Born Oct. 9, 1831, son of Delaven and Abigail (Ferguson) Roberson. He acquired an education in the public schools, learned the carpenters trade and settled in Binghamton in 1853. His first employment was with Marsh & Gilbert planing mill and he succeeded to the ownership of that mill. He was vice-president of the People's Bank. He married Feb. 10, 1853, Lydia Titus, daughter of James and Hannah Titus and they had children, Anna Frances born Nov. 23, 1853, died 1854, Alonzo born born Nov. 16, 1861 and Lydia Rosella born June 9, 1866. He married second, Sept. 13, 1870, Sarah Eliza Dunk, daughter of Alfred and Mary (Allen-Ballard) Dunk.

Roberson, Alonzo (2)
Born in Binghamton, Nov. 16, 1861, son of Alonzo and Lydia (Titus) Roberson. After completing his education in the public schools, he entered the employ of Merchant's Bank, but left after six months to join his father , who was conducting the lumber business. He was admitted as partner and became sole owner upon his father's death. He serves as vice-president of People's Trust Bank He was a member of the National Association of Manufacturers of America, the National Lumber Dealers Association, Chamber of Commerce, the Binghamton Club, Binghamton Country Club, Thousand Island Yacht Club and the Broome County Humane Society. He married, Dec. 4, 1887, Margaret Hays, daughter of Andrew and Hannah C, (Ring) Hays.

Roberts, Duke
Born in the Providence of Quebec, Canada, July 10, 1880 , he graduated from Waterloo Academy in Quebec. He entered into a connection with New York Life Insuance Company for several years, and resigned to take a supervisory position with Travelers Insurance Company with Toronto, Canada as his headquarters until June of 1919. He was directed to manage the Binghamton branch office and has supervision of thirteen counties. In Oct. 1905, he married Alice Woodrow of Picton, Canada and had one son, Woodrow born Aug. 1911.

Roberts, Guy
Born in Bradford County, Pa., May 25, 1883, son of Owen and Anna A, (Shadduck) Roberts. He attended public schools and at an early age began to make his own way. Always a lover of horses, he spent much time as a boy in caring for the farm horses and observing the way in which they were trained and broken for general use. When an opportunity came to engage in this line of business he was ready to take advantage of it. He was connected with the Endicott Bank and married Jan. 10, 1909, Alice May Jones, daughter of Nathan and Henrietta (Stockholm) Jones. They had children, Howard R. , Mildred and Marie.

St. Martin, Charles E.
Born in Chichester, Providence of Quebec, Canada, May 14, 1893, son of Charles St Martin. The early part of his education was obtained in the French schools of Chichester and after the death of his father, he removed to Henniker, New Hampshire, where he completed his schooling. After fourteen years there, he came to Endicott and purchased a druggists business, which he carried on. He married in Johnson City, NY, in 1915, Josephine St. Clair, daughter of Charles and Minnie (Mayo) St. Clair

Sachs, Daniel M.
Born in Luzerne County, Pa., June 26, 1876, son of Damiel M. and Anna (Wiegant) Sachs. H attended public schools of Pa. and graduated from Leigh University with a degree of Mechanical Engineering. He was employed for two years with Bethlehem Steel Corp. then the New York Transit in Passiac, New Jersey. He next became identified with Northern Pipe Line Company as vice president and finally came to Binghamton with ,once again, New York Transit as manager and later became vice-president. He married in 1903, Olive L. Lobach of Bethlehem, Pa. and had children, Margaret born 1906, William H. born 1908 and Olive J. born 1912.

Sawtelle, Martin Henry
Born in Nineveh, NY, Aug. 4, 1869, son of Rev. William H. and Sally Sawtelle.Following his early education in the public schools of Nineveh, he graduated from high school in Athens, Bradford County, Pa. His first business experience was with the Athens post office for two years, when he became active in the real estate and insurance business. He worked for several years in this field in Terre Haute, Indianna and later returned to Bradford County, Pa. where he accepted a position with the Bank of Sayre He came to Binghamton in 1910 and was associated with the Broome County Trust Company where he became treasurer. He married Oct. 23, 1894, Sidney, Delaware County, NY, Jeanette Thorndycraft, daughter of John and Sarah Thorndycraft. They had children, Donald W., Harold H., Richard W. and M. Henry,Jr.

Sayer, John Gilroy
Born in Union, May 29, 1880, son of John Halbert and Helen (Richards) Sayer. He attended the public schools and learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed as a journeyman for some time, then engaged in contract work on his own account. He established a business as contractor and builder , to which he added a service station. He married Oct. 12, 1901, Anna Bell Meserau, daughter of Cornelius and Louisa Jane Meserau. They had sons, John M., Harold C. and Edwin .

Sayles, Karl M.
Born on Malone, NY, Dec. 6, 1893, son of L.L. and Emma Jane (Miller) Sayles. He was educated in the public schools and attended Clarkson Technical School. He became associated with the Binghamton Ice Cream Company, first at their plant in Watertown, NY, then Binghamton, where he became secretary and treasurer.He was a member of the Masons, Elks, Chamber of Comerce and the Rotary Club. He married in 1920, Mary Louise Greene, of Watertown and they had one child, Betty Jane born May 1921.

Schad, J. Victor
Born in Binghamton, Apr. 3, 1874, son of Henry and Katherine Schad. He acquired his education in the local public schools and entered the employ of Sission Brothers & Weldon and later accepted a position as cashier with Binghanton Railway . After two years, he went on the road as salesman, then engaged in the insurance business with an office in the O'Niel Building. He was a member of the Masons, Elks and Kiwanis. He married in 1901, Jeanette M. Morgan, and had sons, William Henry born 1904 and Fredric Charles born in 1906.

Schuck, Jacob
Born in Austria, Oct. 20, 1881, son of John and Theresa (Mohr) Schuck. He came to America in 1906 and settled in Chenango County, NY He became a citizen of this country and a progressive farmer of the Town of Binghamton. He became owner of an eighty-two acre farm in the Town of Kirkwood and succeeded in making it a success. He married Oct. 2, 1909, Josie Schwarc, daughter of Joseph and Antonia Schwarc. They had children, Anna, Antonia, Jacob, Lizzie and Gertie.

Scott, Cornelius Elliott
Born in China, NY, Dec. 20, 1865, son of Jonathan and Ruth (Van Schoyk) Scott. His education was begun in the public schools of Deposit, NY and he entered Albany Law School, from which he graduated in 1887. He was immediately admitted to the bar and took up the practice of law in Deposit along general lines with marked success. He was forced to give up his profession in 1922 and shortly after underwent surgery, which was followed by six months of steady decline and he died Apr. 4, 1923 at his home in Deposit. He was a member of the Masons, and served as grand master of the order. He married first, in Delhi, NY, Harriet May Williams, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Holiday) Williams and had children, Graydon William born May 7, 1891 and Curzon Elliot born July 3, 1899. He married second, in Deposit, Dec. 29, 1902, Helen Dean Wilcox, daughter of Henry Wirt and Frances A. (Dean) Wilcox. They had children, Ruth Van Schoyk, born Mar. 25, 1908 and Henry Wilcox, born Jan. 28, 1910.

. Scott, George Marcus
Born in Binghamton, Sept. 14, 1880, son of Marcus W. and Myrtis (Corbett) Scott. He received his education in the public schools of Binghamton, graduated from Binghamton High and entered Fairfield Military Academey. He entered the the business office of the Evening Herald of which his father was then owner. He later engaged in the insurance business and accepted a position with the Binghamton Police force. He became the first officer to be appointed to the duties of city court, but later resigned for a position as salesman for the grocery concern of Newell & Truesdell. He was, sometime later, appointed cashier in the excise department of the State of New York at Albany serving until 1919 when he was elected city treasurer. He was a member of the Masons and the Elks. He married Jan, 26, 1902 at Los Angeles, Calif., Ethel M. Bunting, daughter of Wright W. Bunting of that city.

Scovil, Rev. J. deLancey
Born in Queens County, NY, Mar. 17, 1884, son of Samuel J. and Eliza Adeline (Barker) Scovil, the father a native of New Brunswick, Canada and the mother of Long Island, NY. For his education, he was sent to Trinity School and St. Stephens College, where he was given theological training. He was ordained a minister in 1916 and was made a priest of the Church of the Good Shepard in Binghamton He married 1912, Dorothy Dudley Storer of New York City and had children, David deLancey Scovil born in 1913, J. deLancey Scovil born in 1914, Dorothy D. born 1915 and Charles S. born 1919.

Sears, Oliver Williams
Born in Newark Valley, Tioga County, NY, son of Hart Boughton and Cynthia Maria (Williams) Sears. Educated in the schools of his birtplace, he attended Binghamton Academy and obatined employment with Coats & Orcutt, leading dry goods merchants of that day. One year later he entered the employ of his brother with C.W.Sears, book dealer and the largest of it's kind in the city. Here he continued for three years, when he went into coal business in the employment of R.A.Ford, representative of Delaware & Hudson Coal Company. After a few years in this connection, he entered business for homself as head of a retail coal interest. He married in binghamton, Nov. 19, 1874, Georgianna Bartlett, daughter of Robert Stevens and Dorcas Marie (Barttlett) Bartlett. They had two children, Sarah Kingsland born Oct. 26, 1875 and Robert Bartlett born Apr. 27, 1879.

Segar, Jay Evert
Born in Brsico, NY, Nov. 28, 1890, son of Ormalo and Romelia (Bull) Segar.He received his early education in the public schools of his birthplace and took a course at Lowell Business College in Binghamton. He found employment for twelve years as a traveling salesman and represented several companies on the road. He was made district manager in the employ of the American Kardex Comapny, with headquarters in Tonawanda, NY. In 1919, he opend an office for the company in Syracuse,NY . In Dec. 1921, he purchased the W.H.Birdsall Company with whom he had been prevbiously employed and became owner of the Johnson City Marble & Granite Compasny. He married Feb. 12, 1914, Grace Livermore Stuart, daughter of Henry H. and Minnie (Livermore) Stuart. They had one daughter, Jayne Evelyn born May 27, 1919.

Seward, William Foote
Born in Yonkers, NY, son. of Dwight M. and Lydia (Huntington) Seward and graduated from Williams College there. He became editor of the "Syracuse Herald", before coming to Binghamton as managing editor of the "Republican " Newspaper. He was appointed librarian of the new Binghamton Library in 1904 and was president of the New York Library Association, the Binghamton Press Club, Chamber of Commerce, director of the Binghamton Humane Society and the Rotary Club. He married, in 1888, Phoebe Hill Sargeant and had children, Frederick Dwight, Leila Huntington, Gertrude North, William Henry and Phoebe Sargeant.

Seymour, Charles R., M.D.
Born in Albany, NY, Mar. 11, 1870, son of Edward W.and Harriet (Graveline) Seymour. He received his education in the public schools of Binghamton and graduated from Albany Medical College with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He began his practice in Binghamton which lasted throuhout his career. He was a member of the medical staff of City Hospital and identified with the military organizations and commissioned a first lieutenant and later a captain. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks, American Legion and Broome County Medical Association. He married, first, June 2, 1894,Nellie Clarke and second, M. Anne Talberrt and had one child by her , Edward Clarke born Oct. 10, 1899.

Seymour, George Whitfield
Son of John and Sarah (Stoddard) Seymore, who came to Whitney Point from Norwalk, Conn. He was an intelligent and well-read man , justice of the peace for many years, with his main occupation being that of farming. He married in 1838, Mary Freeman and established a home on that part of land his father bought from the Indians and of the company of the Boston Purchase. They had children, Stella M., Louise T., John S., Frederick S. and Louis Irving.

Shapley, William M.
Born in Cazenovia, NY, Mar. 4, 1850, son of Martin W. and Jane (Berthrono) Shapley. He attended the schools of Binghamton, and was associated with his father in the firm of Shapley & Hopkins. He was a member of the Board of Education, Chamber of Commerce, the volunteer fire department, the Masons, Shriners and Odd Fellows.He married in 1889, S.Mary Thorne, and had one child, Grace B.

Shaw, Daniel E.
Born in Port Crane, NY, Jan. 14, 1870, son of Jerome and Sarah (Shear) Shaw. He received his education in the public schools of the area and began his career in his fathers grocery store. After several yeras there, he went to Scranton, Pa in the employ of Thoedore White Manufacturing Company. His next change was to Elmira, NY where he went into business for himself, as a manufacture confectioner, with a partner and under the firm name of Hess & Shaw. In 1910 he came to Binghamton and opened a real estate office in the O'Niel Building. He was very successful and held a leading position in the business world. He was a member of the New York State Real Estate Board, the National Real Estate Board, Masons, Shriners, and Red Men.

Shaw, D. Stanley
Born in Ontario, Canada, May 26, 1876, son of Thomas Shaw of County Sligo, Ireland and Ellen (McKean) Shaw of Lockport, NY. He received a superior education, studying at Chatham Collegiate Institute, Victoria University, receiving his Bachelor of Divinity degree. He began his ministerial career in Michigan, before coming to Binghamton , when he was transferred from the Detroit Conference to the Wyoming Conference. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, and the Binghamton Country Club. He married in 1900, Callie C. Idle of Ontario, Canada, daughter of Dunning and Sarah jane (Wellwood) Idle. they had one child, Maxwell Stanley born in 1906.

Shearer, William B.
Born in Jeddo, Orleans County, NY, July 19, 1874, son of Datres and Hattie (Temple) Shearer. After completing his formal education, he found plenty of work about the home farm in the caring of the livestock. When he reached manhood he was owner of his own farm and specialized in dairying, with a capacity of 250 quarts of milk daily. He married June 5, 1891, Ella Smith, widow of George Smith and daughter of William and Marion (Harvey) Dippel.

Sherman, Albert R.
Born in Binghamton, Jan. 12, 1895, son of Harry J. and Jennie (Galpur) Sherman. He received his education in the public schools and entered law school at Syracuse University. He graduated in 1916 and was admitted to the bar the following year. He became asscoiated with Welch & Cowper for one year, then formed a partnership with Bernard Chernin with offices in the Security Mutual Building. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Red Men, Board of Health and Chamber of Commerce. He married Feb,. 4, 1917, Minerva E. Rosenthal of Syracuse, NY and had two children, Malcom Donald born 1918 and Shirley E. born 1920.

Sherwood, Walker Fanton
Born in Rushville, Susquehanna County , Pa. May 2, 1859, son of Amos and Amanda (Birdsall) Sherwood. He received his education in the public schools of Hartford, Pa. and and came to Binghamton to enter into the business activities of this city. He was in the employ of the City National Bank for nine years, and later went into the retail bakery business, opening his own store. After five years, he returned to the banking business, employing at City National Bank and later Strong State Bank of New York, after which he became identified with First Natioal Bank as auditor. He was appointed treasurer of Broome County by the Governor and became associated with the Chenango Valley Savings Bank. He married Oct. 28, 1884, Mary E. Brown, daughter of Dr. T.L.and Frances (Marvin) Brown. They had children, Grace Marion, wife of Elbert Englebert, Jessie Birdsall, wife of Ralph Van Atta and Wakeman Francis.

Sisson, Charles Franklin, Jr.
Born in Binghamton, February 18, 1877, son of Charles Franklin and Anna M. (Cary) Sisson. He attended Miss Hopkins Private School, Binghamton Central High School and finally, St. John's Military School at Manlius, NY. His first business experience was in his father's store known as Sisson Bros. & Weldon working his way to head of the company. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, Chamber of Commerce and Binghamton Country Club. He married May 8, 1901 at Camden, NY, Alice Pauline Conant, daughter of Eugene Henry and Caroline E. (Phelps) Conant. They had children, Eugene Conant born Nov. 13, 1913 and Janet Alice born Nov. 17, 1917

Sisson, William Worth
Born in Binghamton, Oct.15, 1849, son of Benjamin Franklin and Marietta (York) Sisson. His education was acquired in the village and , at the age of fifteen, he entered the store of which his father was head. Beginning at the bottom of the ladder, he worked his way up through all the various branches of the enterprise and became a partner in the firm when coming of age. He was a member of the Fireman's Association, Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Shriners, Red Men, Knights of Columbus, Odd Fellows, Elks and Binghamton Country Club. He married Sept. 7, 1881 at Cleveland, Ohio, Ida Bronson, daughter of Andrew W. and Ann (Hoadley) Bronson. They had one daughter, Eva Bronson, born Oct. 20, 1882 who married Dr. Walter L. Chittenden.

Slatter, S.B.
Born in Toronto, Canada, July 29, 1859, son of Sylvester H. and Emma (Drake) Slatter. H e completed his education in the public schools of Binghamton and was employed by various concerns over a period of six years, then established a business of his own in the line his father had been engaged in. He was a member of New York State Conservation Commission with offices in the Press Buuilding. He was a member of Masons, and the Broome County Sportsmaen's Club. He married in 1889, Nancy Brown, and had one child, Marjorie Brown Slatter.

Slauson, Clarence M.
Born on the family farm at Choconut Center in Broome County, Sept. 3, 1859, son of Silas and Tamison (Walter) Slauson. He obtained his education in the public schools and engaged mainly, in farmimg and building. He retired in 1894 from farming and devoted himself to building and improving the properties which he purchased in the first ward of the city. He entered into commercial life as a wholesale dealer in tobacco and cigars, forming a partnership with Harrison C. Price. He later bought his partner's interest and admitted his nephew, Frank G. Slauson to the asscoiation. He bought the tobacco business of William O. Buckler and is known as the Binghamton Tobacco Company. He was director of People's Trust Bank, vice-pres. of the Broome County Building & Loan Association, a member of the Masons, Shriners, Elks and Chamber of Commerce. He never marrid.

Slauson, Frank G.
Born in Michigan, Sept. 13, 1888, son of Charles A., native of Greene, NY and Ella J.( Mahoney) native of Homer, NY, Slauson. He attended the schools of Chicago, Illinois and graduated from the Armour Institute. He moved to Binghamton, and was associated with his uncle, Clarence M. Slauson, in the wholesale tobacco business. He was a member of the Masons, Elks, Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. He married, in 1919, Nellie E. Scott and had children, Barbara Louise born in 1920, Jean Elizabeth and Annie Marie, twins, born 1922,

Sleeper, Merton A.
Born in Bradford County, a., Dec. 5, 1870, son of George B. and Mary L. (Abell) Sleeper. He attended public schools of Bradford County and Keystone Academy of Factoryville, Pa. He spent some years working as a clerk in various general stores , acquiring knowledge of business fundalmentals. When he felt well equipped to conduct a business, he entered into a partnership with Mr. Kinney . He later came to Binghamton and established a business with his brother, G.M.Sleeper, dealing in groceries and meats. He disposed of his interest to accept a position with Athens National Bank in Athens, Pa., but his true field lay in the grocery business and he joined with his former partner, D.D.Kinney. He became vice-president and remained in that position. He was a member of Chamber of Commerce, Odd Fellows, Binghamton Club and Binghamton Country Club. He married Sivola Kinney, sister of his partner. They had children, Dorothy V., Amy G., and Mollie L.

Slitter, Clarence E.
Born in Lisle, NY, May 8, 1855, son of Jonas C. and Frances (Cady) Slitter. He received his education in the schools of Lisle and assisted his father in the many details to the work of the farm and shop. In due course of time, he succeeded to the management of these enterprises and was well known throughout Union township as an enterprising and successful agriculturlist. He married Sept. 10, 1886, in Center Lisle, Mary B. Collier, daughter of Norris and Mary Ann (Sparrow) Collier. They had one adopted daughter, Althea Mae, wife of Charles H. Fedora.

Slitter, Smith C.
Born in Delaware County, NY, son of Hiram C. and Amelia (Smith) Slitter. He received his education in the district schools of Deposit and attedend Albany Business College. The old Slitter homestead, which contains 340 acres, was originally owned by Mr. Slitter's father and brothers, whose interest was bought out by Smith and his father. He became sole owner of the farm after his father's death. He was director of the Farmer's National Bank and a member of the Board of Education. He married Oct. 21, 1896, Mary Sumner, daughter of John and Charlotte (Burrows) Sumner. They had two sons, Winthrop H. and J. Millard.

Talbott, Charles Warren
Born in Binghamton, Mar. 7, 1889, son of Page Warren Talbott and grandson of Joseph and Emily Dexter ( Page) Talbott. His education was begun in the public schools of this city and Lowell Business College, also in Binghamton. He spent his next two years in railroad construction , then became associated with his father's interest in the wholesale branch of the firm P.W.Talbott & Sons in the handling of hides and furs. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, National Hide Dealers Association and the Fur Dealers Association.

Tanner, Rev. Wilson Edward
Born in Henrico County, Virginia, Aug. 18, 1879, son of Rev. Edwin Lee and Anna (Wilson) Tanner.He attended the public schools of Richmond, Richmond College and St. Andrew's School of Theology in Syracuse, NY. He was ordained a Deacon in 1902 and his first pastorate was in Bainbridge, NY in charge of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Following this he accepted the call and went to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Berlin, Chenango County, NY for over ten years. In 1918. He came to Trinity Memorial Church in Binghamton, where he remained thru his career. He was a member of the Masons and Rotary Club. He married in 1907, Sarah E. Harpur of Harpursville. The had one child, Robert Edward born 1916.

Taylor, Edward B
Born in Binghamton, Aug. 26, 1884, son of Leddra W. and Fannie L. (Brooks) Taylor, and grandson of Rev. Edward Taylor. He received his education in the schools of Binghamton, prepared for college at Andover, Mass and entered Yale University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. He became associated with Price & McKing Fire Insurance Company in 1916 and bought Mr. Price's interest in that year. In 1917, he bought the remaining interest and became sole owner of the company. He was a member of the Masons, Chamber of Commerce, Shriners and the Binghamton Club. He married Oct. 6, 1910, Ethel Prassay and had one daughter, Dorothy born in 1913.

Taylor, Howard E.
Born in South Dakota, May 5, 1890, son of William P. and Harrie E. (Teeple) Taylor, came to Binghamton with his parents when a year old. He received his education in the public schools here and graduated from Lowell Business College. He entered Albany Law School, graduated in 1916 and was admitted to the bar in 1918. He practiced law with offices in the Security Mutual Building. He was secretary of the Broome County Committee of the American Legion, a member of the National Guard, a member of the Masons and Shriners. He married in 1920, Stella A. Chase, and had one child, Barbara A. born July 25, 1921.

Terry, Mach W.
Born in Walton, Delaware County, NY, Dec. 16, 1897, son of Thomas L. and Ida (Macomber) Terry. He attended public schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Norwich, Port Dickinson, Binghamton and Johnson City. He received his degree of Bachelor of Law from Syracuse University in 1919 and was admitted to the bar in 1920. He entered into partnership with Walter T. Couper, which became Couper & Terry.He was a member of the Masons, Chamber of Commerce, Shriners and American Legion.

Thiele, Paul J.
Born in Rochester, NY, May 12, 1882, son of Robert P. and Caroline (Heintzleman) Thiele. He came to Broome County with his parents as a young boy and received his education in the public schools of Binghamton. The first years of his boyhood were spent working with his father on the farm, but his ambition to engage in business, sent him to Scranton, Pa. where he entered the wholesale feed business, conducted under the name, Woodhouse & Thiele. After four years, he went to Paterson, NJ where he was employed in the locomotive works for the next four years. He then returned to Binghamton and entered the emply of Endicott-Johnson Shoe Manufacturing Corp. The opportunity then presented itself to gain possession of the Atwood Awning Company , and in company with his brother, Gustav, they purchased the company. He was a member of the Masons, and the Broome County Sportsman's Club.

Thomas, Irving, H.
Born in Cassville, Oneida County, NY, May 15, 1881, son of Charles H. and Frances L. (Knight) Thomas. He attended public schools in the town of Clayville and entered into an active career in the employ of his brother Jeremiah K. Thomas. Beginning in the capacity of office boy, his connection with Cutler Ice Company endured. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Elks. He married, Jan. 4, 1919, Coloma M White, daughter of James and Mary White. They had one dauighter, Mary Frances, born in 1920.

Thomas, Jeremiah K.
Born in 1868, son of Charles H. and Frances L. (Knight) Thomas of Cassville, Oneida County, NY. He received his education in the public schools of Clinton, NY and came to Binghamton as a young man. He was connected for many years with S.Mills Ely, wholesale grocer. He then went into partnership with P.E. Cutler of the Cutler Ice Company and in 1898, he bought out the company. He married in 1894, Edna Cutler, daughter of Perry E. and Angela (Shaw) Cutler, formerly of Dutchess County, NY>

Thompson, Walter E.
Born in Binghamton, Dec. 13, 1878, son of Charles H. and Margaret (Tate) Thompson. His father was born in Quebec, Canada and his mother born in New Jersey. He attended the public schools of Binghamton and took up home study courses with Alexander Hamilton Institute He also studied with International Correspondence School in Scranton, Pa. and entered the employ of Security Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the Masons, Elks, Shriners and the Binghamton Club.

Tierney, Edward M.
Born in Susquehanna , Pa., he received his early education in the public schools and graduated from Fordham College in NY. He began his career as manager of a large general store and later manager of three hotels, which were successful and popular. In 1888, he formed a partnership with John W. Kennedy and they bought the site and built the Arlington Hotel. In 1889 they became propierters of the Rathburn Hotel in Elmira, NY. In 1904, with his associate, George W. Sweeney, they bought the Marlborough Hotel in New York City. He was organizer and vice president of the Hotel Rochester in Rochester, NY. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Board of Education and president of the New York Hotel Association.

Tiffany, Frank N.
Born in Plymouth, Pa., Dec. 18, 1878, son of Newell W.and Elizabeth B. (Bidell) Tiffany. He attended public schools of Binghamton and graduated from Ridley Business College. He entered the employ of S.L.Smith, a pharmacist, and continued in the drug business for nine years. He spent a year in California, but returned to Endicott, where he purchased the drug business of Alfred Spouse. He continued in this business for many years and was very successful. He was a member of the Masons and Chamber of Commerce. He married, Sept. 27, 1910, Florence M Howell, of Bangor, Pa., and had two children, Barbara H. born Oct. 14, 1912 and Jane N. born Mar. 29, 1915

Tinkham, Sylvender A.
Born in Dalton, Pa., June 19, 1888, son of Ezra Stiles and Jennie (Osborn) Tinkham. His education was obtained in the public schools of Clark Summit, Pa. and he began to make his way in the world at an early age. He worked assisting his father in the blacksmith shop and several years as a clerk in various grocery stores and engaged in this line on his own account. He attained a very successful position as a merchant in Vestal for many years, but the property was completely destroyed by fire in 1921. He purchased a site and built a modern and up to date store. He married in Union, May 20, 1918, Bessie Ackley, born May 11, 1892 in New Albany, Pa., daughter of Joseph L. and Jennie (White) Ackley.

Titchener, Charles E.
Born in Binghamton, Oct. 27, 1861, son of Edmund E. and Margaret M. (Ring) Titchener, both parents of prominent New York families.H ereceived his education in the public schools of this city and entered the employ of Crandall, Stone & Company where he became secretary of the company. Several small concrens were consildated to organize the firm Brewer-Titchener of which Charles E. Titchener was vice president. He was director of Union Forging Company, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and the Binghamton Cub. He married in 1888, Bertha C. Peck of California and had one son , Charles E., Jr.

Tobey, Charles Edward
Born on Morris, NY, Mar. 22, 1863, son of Albert B. and Helen (Osborn) Tobey. His father, a well known builder and contractor of Morris, NY and his mother a native of Otsego County, NY. He received his early education in the public schools of Morris and graduated from high school in Susquehanna, Pa. He entered the business field by accepting a position in the motor power department of Erie Railroad Company for ninteen years before moving to Buffalo, NY and later New York City, all offices of the railroad. In 1899, he received an offer from Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad, a position he endured for many years, starting as chief clerk in the coal mining department and rising to to Superintendent of trestles and storage. e later resigned this pposition in order to establish an independent business. and founded the Tobey Coal Cimpany in Binghamton. He was director of the Chamber of Commerce and Morris Plan Bank, a member of the Elks, Masons, Kiwanis,and Binghamton Country Club. He married , in 1884, Annie E, Bantram, of Susquehanna. They had five children, Charles B. born in 1885, Hazel D. born 1887, Albert T. born 1892, Clarence L.born 1897 and Anna E. born 1905.

Topliff, George Wilbur
Born on brooklyn, NY, Nov. 26, 1877, son of Cyrus Lyman and Margaret (Atwood) Topliff. He obtained his education in the public schools of Montclair, New Jersey,and began an active career with Sprague Electric Company. In 1897, he made a career change to emply with the Canadian Rand Drill Company and sent first to Ossing, New York and later Salt Lake City, Utah. and Buete, Montana. He came to Binghamton in 1905 with the Anthony Scoutt Company and in 19906 was vice president of Ansco. e was a member of the Board of Directors of City National Bank, Masons, Rotary Club, the Binghamton Club and the Binghamton Country Club. He married in New York City, Margaret Kingsland Cameron, daughter of Alexander and Florence (Burt) Cameron. They had one daughter, Margaret Kingsland born Aug. 27, 1900 who married Capt. Leland Hewitt.

Toulson, George Henry
Born in Alber, Orleans County, NY, Aug. 2, 1880, son of John and Sarah Ann (Hesketh) Toulson. He obtained his education in the public schools and apprenticed himself to learn the plumber's trade. For several he worked for the city of Buffalo, then came to Endicott and engaged in busiess as a plumber. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He married in Williamsville,NY, Oct. 3, 1906, Laura J. Clute, born June 20, 1880, daughtyer of John H. and Susan (Kline) Clute.

Towner, Charles D.
Born in Binghamton, July 20, 1889, son of Dunham and Libbie C. (Chalker) Towner. His education was obtained in the schools of the city and his first business experience was in the employ of B.H.Nelson & Son, private bankers of Binghamton. He later became identified with People's Bank and formed a partnership with Everette Cook and engaged in the distribution of Brockway Trucks. He was a member of the Masons and Kiwanis.He married in 1911, Lulu E. Bush and had one daughter, Betty B. born in 1918.

Trauger, J. Webster
Born in Bucks County, pa., Mar. 4, 1886, son of Milton D. and Annie E. (Kohl) Trauger, he received his eduaction in the public schools of that place and attended Normal School in Kutztown, Pa., from there maticulated at Bucknell College, receiving a degree in Bachelor of Science. He engaged in the teaching profession in Pa. after which he deceided to enter the commercial life and accepted a position with E.I.DuPont. After that, he came to Binghamton as manager of Ideal Caramel Company, known as the largest caramel manufactureres in the country. He was member of the Masons and Chamber of Commerce. He married in 1911, Mabel F. Fenstermacher of Bucks County, Pa. and had two children, Margurite F. born 1911 and John F. born 1916.

Travis, Earl W.
Born in Franklin Hill, Susquehanna County, Pa., May 26, 1879, son of William H. and Ella L. (Smith) Travis. He attended Binghamton public schools and his first position was that of care taker at Susquehanna Valley Home. He then took a position with Albany Orpham's Asylum in Albany, NY. He made a study of the undertaking business under Frank Campbell and then purchased the business of W.E.Bogart in Endicott. He married Dec. 27, 1902, Jane L Lusk born inn Center Lisle, Oct.. 5, 1876, daughter of Cornelius M. and Kate Frances (Howell) Lusk. They had three children, Winifred born Nov. 13, 1907, Janet born Dec. 27, 1912 and Harvey born Oct. 17, 1914.

Treadwell, George Homer
Born in Conklin, July 6, 1894, son of Morris and Myra (Jewell) Treadwell and educated there in the public schools and Academy. He entered the employ of the railroad as assistant agent at New Milford, Pa. with Delaware, Lackawanna & Western.He learned telegraphy and was then employed as an operator for the railroad. He dealt in real eatate and had offices in the O'Niel Building. He was a member of the Masons, and Elks.

Treyz, Joseph H.
Born in Cook Falls, NY, Oct. 4, 1889, son of John E. and Rose H. (Holzman) Treyz. After finishing his studies in schools in that city, he became employed with Treyz Yager Company in their wholesale crockery house. He later accepted a position with T.E.Darrow & Company, wholesale and retail jewelers with headquarters in the Press Building. He was a member of the Masons, Chamber of Commerce, Binghamton Club, and Shriners. He married in 1917, Edna B. Leonard and had no children.

Treyz, Leo V.
Born in Cooks Falls, Delaware County, NY, son of John E. and Rose H. (Holzman) Treyz. He attended public schools and his first business experience was with Wells-Frago Express, which lasted for two years. He then became identified with Lowell & Darrow, an old and widely known jewelery firm. Mr. Darrow at that time withdrew from the company and recieved into partnership was Leo V. and J.H. Treyz. He was a member of the Masons, Chamber of Commerce and Shriners. He married in 1914, Helen Loretta Hartman, of North Branch, NY and had children, Robert H. born 1916 and John E. born 1918.

Truesdell, Edwin Summers
Born in Franklin Forks, Pa., Mar. 25, 1865, son of Rollin D. and Jeanette J. (Summers) Truesdell. His early education was acquired near his home and he graduated from Binghamton High School. His business career was begun in the employ of Marks & Clark, wholesale grocers, as a billing clerk. He later went on the road for the concern as salesmen and became assocciated with McTighe & Treusdell when they bought out Marks & Clark. He later sold his interest in the business to become associated with the firm Frank B. Newell in the organization of the new concern for distributiion of wholesale groceries. He became president of the company when Mr. Newell retired. He was director of the First National Bank, president of the New York State Wholesale Grocers Association, a member of the Binghamton Country Club and Binghamton Club. He married first, in 1890, Alice Root and after her death in 1898, he married 1902, Lillian Root.

Truman, James C.
Having lost his entire property in the Chicago fire in 1871, he cast his lot in Binghamton and egnaged in the produce business. Soon afterward he became associated with the "Daily Times" , but gradually drifted into other enterprises of greater importance and magintude which took him away from this city for several yeras. While in New Orleans, La. he contacted malaria , the effects of which he never fully recovered. He resided for a time in District of Columbia, having a position in the Treasury Department. He was appointed postmaster in Binghamton in 1888 and attained prominence in both State and National politics . He retired from active pursuits and never returned to Binghamton. He married June 6, 1863, Serena Wilbur of Fall River, Mass.

Tupper, Charles F.
Born in Broome County, Nov. 8, 1852, son of Morris Ferris and Juliet (Evens) Tupper. During his boyhood, he attended the Old Academy which stood where the courthouse now stands and studied law in the offices of Theodore F. McDonald and was admitted to the bar in 1876. He practiced law for the next four years, with an office in the Brigham Building, and was later elected county clerk, which he held six years. He organized , with the help of Charles M. Turner, the Security Mutual Insurance Compny but sometime later sold out his interests. He purchased the photography business of Mr. Turner and was successful in this line for several years. In 1895, he was elected a member of the State Legislature and when this term expired, he was appointed deputy collector of the internal revenue for the Binghamton district. e was a member of the Masons, and the Binghamton Club. He married in 1878, Carrie E. Landon of Vermont, daughter of John and Maria (Graves) Landon. They had children, Arthur W., Albert R., Charles F., G. Edmund and Arleen L. who married LeGrand Bush Jr.

Tuthill, Justice Theodore R.
Born in Moravia, Cayuga County, NY, July 19, 1868, son of Tyrus T. and Harriet (Robinson) Tuthill. He attended public schools and during boyhood his chief source of revenue was acting as guide to summer tourists who came to fish in Owasco Lake. It was then, through a conversation with Deputy County Clerk Charles F. Tupper and Charles M. Turner, one of the organizers of the Security Mutual Insurance Company, he became interested in a legal career. He attended Cornell Law School and was admitted to the bar one year before his graduation. He began his professional career in the offices of David C. Robinson of Elmira and later with C.A. and H.A. Clark with whom ,after two years as managing clerk, he was invited to join the firm. He was elected Justice to the Supreme Court in 1921. He was a member of the Broome County Bar Association, Binghamton Club, Binghamton Country Club, the University Club, and the Masons. He married, Mar. 18, 1909, Edith Paige, daughter of Clinton F. Paige.

Tyne, John J.
Born in Broome County, Apr. 10, 1870, son of Patrick and Catherine (Guthrie) Tyne.He was educated in the public schools and had a long experience in constructing state highways and city streets, having engaged in the construction business at an early age. Until 1910 he carried on the business alone, but in that year Clarence A. Willey was taken into partnership and the firm became Tyne and Willey. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He married in 1897, Bridget A. Houlihan of Susquehanna, Pa. and had children, Gerald F., Jerome P., Harlan E., Roger C., and John J. Jr.

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Yager, Harold W.
Born in Hankins, Sullivan County, NY,Sept. 18, 1897, son of Mr.&Mrs.William H.Yager. He received his education in public schools and attended Lowell Business College. His first experience was in the employ of Massey & Harris Company of Toronto, Canada which lasted only a short time. He then identified with his father in the wholesale business, disrtibuting merchandise throughout New York, Penna, New Jersey and Vermont. The business occupied a building of five floors on Water St.,and also with a warehouse of six floors, employing over fifty people. He was a member of the American Legion, Masons, Elks and the Binghamton Counrty Club. He married Nov. 23, 1920, Dorothy Reese, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.H.M.Reese.

Yager, William Henry
Born Callicoon Center, Sullivan county, NY, July 4, 1869, son of George J. and Catherine (Gunlach). He received his education in the public schools of Roscoe and Freemont Center, NY and began his career as a clerk in his fathers store. Three years later he accepted full charge of the store in Freemnot Center. In 1901 he sold the business and came to Binghamton, forming a co-partnership with W.W.Treyz and Anthony Manny, doing business as Treyz & Yager. The company dealt in crockery, glass, general house furnishings and with more than 10,000 items carried in stock and was the largest wholesale house in it's line between Cleveland and New York City. He was a member of the Masons, Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He married in 1895, Henrietta Quick of North Branch, Callcoon township, Sulivan County, NY. They had children, Harold W., Walter R. Maynard L., Arvilla L., Kennath E. and Florence E., the three sons associated with the business.

Yeomans, Charles W.
Born in Hale Eddy, Delaware County, NY, Mar. 17, 1870, a son of George M. and Frances L. (Alexander) Yeomans. He obtained his education in the district schools , graduated from Deposit Academy and Hamilton College at Clinton, NY with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and began his professional carrer with offices in Binghamton. He occupied a position with the State Tax Commission as tax transfer attorney. He was in the Spanish-American War in Co. H , 1st Reg. NY Vol. Inf., enlisting in 1898 and discharged Nov. 1, 1919. He was a member of the Masons. Shriners, Red Men, United Spanish War Veterans and National Checkers Association. He married in 1902, Anna M. Newlan.

Yetter, Harry Austin
Born in East Strousburg, Pa., 1872, son of John B and Caroline Yetter. His education was begun in the district schools in Craigs Meadows, Pa. and continued at the Fairview Academy, Broadsville, Pa. He attended State Nornmal at Kutztown, Pa. and graduated from Muhlenberg at Allentown, Pa. with both a Bachelor's and Master's degree. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Law degree and was admitted to the bar in 1895. He took up practice of law in the offices of George B.Curtis and later became a member of the firm of Wilber & Yetter, a partnership which endured for over twenty years. At this time he began practicing independently with offices in the Binghamton Press building. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Red Men, Rotary, director of Binghamton Glass Company, the Binghamton Credit Corp. and Prescott Supply. He married in 1898, Nellie Geer, daughter of John and Ella Geer. They had children, Helen who married an Ash and Marion, also a son Harry, Jr. who died in 1922.

Young, Charles E.
Born in Tioga County, NY, Nov. 23, 1870, son of Edward W. and Cynthia M. (Dennison) Young. After finishing his education in the public schools of Tioga, he began a connection with the commercial world in the engraving business in Utica, NY. At the end of that period, he took his father's trade and accepted employment with the Owego & Groton Bridge Company as a structural worker and was sent to all parts of the United States. He came to Binghamton to make this a permanent home and was employed by Lou Mann as a sign painter. He married in 1910, Elizabeth Kinsman of Elmira, NY and had one child, Edward R. born in 1913.

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Zimmer, Delmer S.
Born in Newark Valley, NY, Mar. 12, 1867, son of Seymour E. and Esther D. (Whittmore). His early education was obtained in the district schools and at the age of seventeen he began teaching. He entered Cortland Normal School and graduated in 1881. He was principal at Lisle Academy for the next seven years and later entered the real estate business. He was brought in close touch with construction work and for many years had done considerable amount of contracrting and building. He married in 1907, Frederike(as spelled) B. Rounds of Vestal daughter of Alfred and Harriet Rounds.

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