Biography of Arthur T. Farnsworth

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Farnsworth, Arthur T., East Hamburg, p. o. Orchard Park, was born in the town of Boston, Erie county, N. Y., June 24, 1864, and was educated in the public schools. March 14, 1888, be married Cora M. Duncan of his native town. Mr. Farnsworth in his political choice is a thorough Republican. His father, Reuben Farnsworth, was born in the town of Boston, August 24, 1831, and was married twice; first to Sarah H. Clapp, who bore him three children: David, Helen and Alice. Mrs. Farnsworth died in 1860, and Mr. Farnsworth married for his second wife, Sally Merriam, and they had five children: Frank L., Arthur T., Amelia A., Laura A. (who died in her third year) and Cyrus M. Mr. Farnsworth died January 24, 1896, and his wife May 1, 1891. Mrs. Farnsworth's father, John G. Duncan, was born in Rochester, Monroe county, N. Y., November 12, 1830; he married Roxanna Howard of Canada, and they had eight children: Alida L., Eva R., Jennie M., Cora M., Samuel J., Susan I., John G., jr., and Charlotte A. Alida L. and Susan I. are both dead; Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are both living at this date, 1897. The Farnsworths were among the first settlers of the township of Boston.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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