Biography of Owen Frink





Owen Frink, son of Israel, was born in Peru, Mass., March 31, 1807. In August, 1814, he came with his father to Alexander and located where his grandson, Wilbur Frink, now lives, and where he resided till his deaths November 22, 1866. He was also a carpenter and a skillful joiner, and helped in constructing some of the fine buildings in Rochester andY Batavia. Owen, his only son, was educated in the common schools, and was always a farmer. He married Sally, daughter of Nicholas Van De Bogart, in 1828, and resided on the homestead till his death, September 17, 1872, at the age of 65. His wife died May 12, 1867, aged 58 years. Mr. Frink was an honest and fair dealing man. As a neighbor he was proverbially accommodating, and the poor and needy had his aid and sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. Frink were parents of five sons, all of whom lived to mature age. Wilson, their oldest son living, was born January 31, 1831, and remained on the homestead with his parents until he was of age. He married Eliza Edson, of Darien, and settled as a farmer in Marilla, Erie County, where they resided for 24 years. They still own the place. For the last six years they have been farming
in Darien. They have had two sons, John, born December 3, 1862, who died May 28, 1885; and Earl, born February 28, 1869, who is studying telegraphy, and resides with his parents.


FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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