Biography of Thomas W. Farthing


Farthing, Thomas W., West Seneca, p. o. South Buffalo, was born at South Buffalo. December 1, 1852, a son of William and Margaret D. (Thompson) Farthing, he is a native of England and she of Scotland. He was brought when a boy to America by his parents, who settled at South Buffalo. He was a butcher, which business he followed through life; he died in 1880. Thomas W. Farthing was reared in Buffalo and began his business life as a shipper of cattle. About 1880 he removed to a farm in West Seneca and has since followed farming. In 1879 he married Charlotte, daughter of Albert Pike of Orchard Park, N. Y. They have one son, William A. Mr. Farthing is a Republican, a member of the A. O. U. W. of which he is past master, of Evening Star Lodge I. O. O. F., Seneca Lodge K. of P., and the American Fraternal Insurance Union.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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