Biography of Dow Vroman


Vroman, Dow, Tonawanda, was born November 28, 1867, and was a native of Schoharie county. The family traces its ancestry from Hendrick Meese Vroman, who came to Schenectady in 1683 and perished in the massacre of 1690. Dow Vroman was graduated from Union College in 1887. taking the degrees of A. B. and C. E. He followed civil engineering for one year and then studied law, and in 1890 was graduated from the Albany Law School with the degree of LL. B. In March, 1891, he came to Tonawanda and formed the firm of Patton & Vroman. He was village attorney for Tonawanda from 1894 to 1896 and was master of Tonawanda Lodge No. 247, F. & A. M., for the years 1895 and 1896. He is one of the veterans of the 25th Separate Company, N. G. N. Y., having served a full term of five years and having been honorably discharged. In 1895 he married Matilda, daughter of Hugh Sloan, of Buffalo. Mr. Vroman is one of the progressive men of his town, and has always been ready to advance the best interests of his town and its people.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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