Biography of William C. Tucker


Tucker, William C., Alden, is of Scotch descent, his father, Benjamin Tucker, having come from Scotland, stopping for a little time in Vermont and finally pushing west to Shelby Center, Orleans county, where he settled in 1816. His sturdy Scotch nature stood him in good stead, for he found in his new home a wild, undeveloped country. For the next fifty years he was one of the foremost men in building up and advancing the best interests of that section. He died in 1886. William C. Tucker was born at Shelby in 1836, and educated at the Medina Academy, after which he taught school for some time. At the breaking Out of the Civil war he enlisted in the 66th N. Y. Vols. under Col. E. D. Schuler, and when his time expired he re-enlisted in the 90th N. Y. and served until the close of the war, serving in many of the notable battles. Upon his return home he bought a farm near his old home, and carried on farming summers and taught school winters. In 1881 Mr. Tucker was made principal of the Alden school, and it was under his superintendency that the Tjnjon School was organized. He continued successfully in charge until 1886, when he retired and has since devoted himself to the development of real estate in Alden. In 1866 he married Emma F. Fisher, daughter of George A. and Jane W. Fisher, and they have two daughters, Grace and Gertrude. Mr. Tucker is now president of the Alden Board of Education.

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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