Biography of William Mayo
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Mayo, William, a native of Broome County, N. Y., was born April 17, 1841, and was educated in the district schools of that locality. October 3, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Eighty ninth Infantry New York Volunteers, being honorably discharged October 15, 1864. April 17, 1867, he married C. Elizabeth, daughter ot Henry and Elizabeth Geyert, who was born near the River Rhine, Germany. They have two sons, Charles J., born March 6, 1868, and Edgar L., born April 22, 1874. Mr. Mayo has been an engineer in the employ of the Northern Central Railroad for twenty years and a resident of Elmira for thirty years. His father, Warren Mayo, was born in Broome County, N. Y., about 1834. He married Rachel Van Volkenburg, by whom he has five children: Electa, George W., Lyman, Harriet, and William.

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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