Biography of J. Whipple Spooner
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Spooner, J. Whipple, Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in Aurora, July 18, 1814, is a son of Lemuel and Dorcas Spooner, both born in Massachusetts and came to Aurora in 1808 and built a carding machine, grist and saw mill, and in 1820 came to East Aurora, where they bought a farm from which part of the village has been made. He died in 1864 at the age of eighty seven years. Mr. Spooner was reared in East Aurora and educated in the academy. He is a farmer and at present owns fifty one acres of land, but for ten years has lived a retired life. He was married May 1, 1836, to Phoebe Pattengill, and they had three sons, Edward, Barton and Frank. Mrs. Spooner died September 28, 1866, and in 1870 he married Rachel Brown, daughter of John Brown, who was born in Connecticut and lived in New York city until 1817, when he came to East Aurora and in 1850 moved to Illinois, where he died in 1868. Mr. Spooner was a Whig, later a Republican, and is now independent. He has been assessor in Elma and highway commissioner in the town where his farm is located.

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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