Biography of Charles M. Tompkins
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Tompkins, Charles M., was born in Lawrenceville, Pa., in 1853. His father came to Elmira in 1870, where Charles M. engaged in the grocery business in 1879 in partnership with W. J. Lormore, later, however, forming a copartnership with his brother Ray. Mr. Tompkins is president of the Board of Trade and of the Elmira Building Company, is park commissioner, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Ray Tompkins was born in Pennsylvania in 1861 and graduated at Yale College in the class of 1884. Upon leaving college he formed a partnership with his brother, which has since continued. The firm of C. M. & R. P. Tompkins had its inception when their father founded the business, and as a partner in 1879 with Mr. Lormore, who were succeeded six years later by Lormore Brothers. This concern was succeeded by Tompkins & Tompkins and in 1886 the present firm was formed. They are transacting a flourishing business.

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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