Biography of Charles E. Botsford


Botsford, Charles E., Concord, p. o. Springville, was born in Syracuse, N. Y., April 13, 1839. He is a son of Charles Botsford, who settled there in 1833, moving from the town of Derby, Conn., where he was born; he was a stonecutter by trade. In 1842 he moved to Yorkshire and in 1847 moved to Springville. He married May Smith in Syracuse in 1834. C. E. Botsford was educated in Springville Academy, after which he went to Brooklyn and was division and assistant engineer on the Brooklyn Water Works for about seven years. In 1864 he gave his attention to locating and constructing railroads in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and in 1883 located the Buffalo and Ashford division of the B., R. & P. Railroad. In 1876 he was married to Rocelia, daughter of Orange Parmenter; they are the parents of two sons and two daughters: Charles W., Heman, Ethel and Edith. Mr. Botsford takes great interest in educational matters, and has a private library of 5,000 volumes.

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