Biography of Franklin F. Aidridge
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Aidridge, Franklin F., one of the leading younger members of the Elmira Bar, was born in Owego, N. Y., August 27, 1861. When about two and one half years of age his parents removed to Athens, Pa., where they lived for about eleven years, and where young Aldridge received the rudiments of an education. From that time till February, 1881, when he came to Elmira, Franklin F. "drifted around," picking up what knowledge he could in various places and graduating from the Owego Academy, where he pursued at the same time a preparatory course for Cornell University, but financial matters decided for him a different turn. Coming to Elmira in the year named he entered the emply of the Erie Railroad Company, later, however, entering the law office of Taylor & Bacon as a student. Mr. Aidridge was admitted to the bar in April, 1887, and shortly after opened an office for himself, continuing alone about two years with more than ordinary success. Upon the appointment of Judge Taylor, the senior member of Taylor & Bacon, to the bench he was oflered and accepted a law partnership in that firm, styled Bacon & Aidridge. which continues in active practice. During his entire life Mr. Aidridge has made his own way without pecuniary assistance. He is a self made man, a man of prominence and integrity, and is deeply interested in every good work looking to the advancement of his fellow citizens. For the past seven years he has been a member of the Thirtieth Separate Company N. G. S. N. Y.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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