Biography of William W. Tompkins
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Tompkins, William W., the head of the firm of Tompkins, Fassett & Crocker, was born in Trumansburg, N. Y., July 7, 1859, a son of Cornelius, now of Elmira, who originated the present Board of Trade and a well known editor. William W. Tompkins was educated in the common schools and when but sixteen years of age began clerking. In 1887 he went into business for himself. He has been in Elmira continuously with the exception of one year, when he resided in Owego. He devotes his entire time to business. He married, in Elmira, a daughter of E. B. Smith in 1884. and they have one child. He is a member of the Park Congregational Church.

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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