Biography of Stewart D. Tompkins
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Tompkins, Stewart D., was born in Trumansburg, N. Y., April 21, 1863. He received his education in the Elmira schools and began business as clerk with his father, who was superintendent of schools in 18S3, one year. He then engaged with Mr. Sayles in the grocery business and clerked for' six months; then he went on the road as a salesman for three and one half years, and was probably the youngest and most successful man traveling. He then went with Bundy & Tompkins on the road, where he remained two years, and upon the organization of the present firm left the road and now does the buying. He devotes his entire time to the business. He was married in Elmira. December 6, 1888, to a daughter of Jabin A. Bundy, and they have two sons.

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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