Biography of E. W. Farrington
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Farrington, E. W. - The fire brick and stoneware business conducted by Mr. Farrington was founded by Walters & Farrington (James W. Farriugton, father of E. W.) in 1865, and about ten years later Mr. Everard succeeded Mr. Walters, the style being changed to Farrington & Everard. This continued till 1881, when Mr. Everard died, and the firm name became J. B. Farrington & Co. by the addition of Mr. Farrington's son. At the death of the senior Farrington in July, 1881, the business was assumed by E. W., who has since conducted it. Mr. Farrington was born in Havana, N. Y., December 25, 1855, was educated at the schools of Elmira for nine or ten years, was engaged with the Advertiser in its mailing department and finally became book keeper, and later was money order clerk in the postoffice during Postmaster D. F. Pickering's administration. After conducting a store (flour and feed) for two years he assumed his present business in 1882. Mr. Farrington married, in Elmira, a daughter of Thomas Gerity, in October, 1879, and they have one child.

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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