Biography of Elias O. Albee of Le Roy, NY





Elias O. Albee was born June 7, 1841, in Norfolk, St. Lawrence County. He was a son of Isaac and Sophia (Lincoln) Albee, natives of Vermont, who, after marriage, came to St. Lawrence County. Mr. Albee was a Lontractor and builder, a farmer, and a leading member of the Methodist. Episcopal Church. He reared seven children. In 1852 he came to Wyoming County. His first wife died in 1876. He then married Nancy (Griswold) Dimock, and is now 84 years of age. Elias O. Albee was reared an the farm. When 11 years of age he earned $1.50 per day, and at the age of 16 finished his first house alone. He went to Buffalo and worked three years in Dart Brothers' planing-mill, and later was three years on the Erie Railroad as brakeman. He was foreman for one year for Holmes Brothers, was contractor and builder eight years in Buffalo, lived at Attica and Darien three years each, spent five years in Batavia, and came to Le Roy in 1880, where he has since resided. He married for his first wife Jennie Austin, and for his second wife Anna E., daughter of Francis and Mary (Seymour) Pinder, of English descent, who settled in Le Roy in 1849. Mr. and Mrs. Albee had six children, three of whom are now living. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.



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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