GEORGE LEWIS BUFFUM - Although not a native of the Town of Union, New York, George Lewis Buffum has been engaged
in business there as a merchant for many years, and during this time has won the esteem and respect of those with
whom he comes in contact by virtue of his uprightness in business dealings and his geniality.
Mr. Buffum was born July 14, 1864, in Friendsville, Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania, son of William and Eliza
(Rice) Buffum. The former was a merchant in Friendsville for many years, and after completing his schooling the
son learned the first rudiments of business through his association with his father, and continued working for
him for a period of years. At the end of this time he removed to Union, New York, and there opened a general store
and market on his own account. Here he put into practice the lessons he had learned in his father's store, and
it was not long before business showed a decided increase. Mr. Buffum has always sought to serve the public in
the best way, and that he has succeeded is proved in the large list of customers he serves daily.
In politics Mr. Buffum is a Democrat, and believes it the duty of every citizen to work for the best interests
of the community. His fraternal connections are with the Improved Order of Red Men and several local organizations.
On July 5, 1887, in Nichols, New York, George Lewis Buffum married Clara Orinda Brister, born May 24, 1864, in
Tracyville, Pennsylvania, daughter of Ira Brister, born March 29, 1840, died November 30, 1900, and Mary Emily
(Demeree) Brister, born January 23, 1843, died May 12, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Buffum are the parents of two sons: Ira,
born January 27, 1889, married, July 24, 1908, Grace E. Briggs, and is the father of a son, Leland, born May 12,
1909, and a daughter Esther, born September 1, 1912. The second son was Allison H., who was born May 29, 1893,
and married, February 16, 1917, Pauline G. Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Buff attend the Methodist church of Union, aiding
in the support of its good works, both through financial assistance and through their personal attention.
Binghamton and Broome County
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924
Broome County, NY
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