Biography of William Chauncey Reed of Le Roy, NY

William Chauncey Reed, born in the town of Hickory, Pa., is a son of Joseph N. and Maria (Goodrich) Reed, of Hartland, Conn. The father was born in 1816 and died in 1882. The mother was from Washington County, N. Y., and died in 1882. Joseph N. was a farmer and broommaker, spent some time in Ohio, was a conductor on the Erie Railroad, and lived in Attica. . They died in Groveland, Livingston County. Their children were William C.; Dwight T.; Frank J. (deceased); David A., of Duluth; and Mary L., widow of David A. Abel!, of Duluth. Dwight T., born in Ohio, at the age of 16 was a messenger in the Assembly at Albany, and later received an appointment in the State department at Washington, under President Hayes. He was sent as Secretary of Legation to Madrid, Spain, but resigned on the election of President Cleveland, and began work for the New York Life Insurance Company. In 1889 he was appointed secretary of the company in Spain. William C. Reed lived with his parents until he attained the age of 20. He was on a farm until 1871, whenhe came to Le Roy and conducted a restaurant two years, when he took possession of the Eagle Hotel, where he has attained the reputation of a courteous and obliging, landlord. October 29, 1874, he married Jennie Livingston, of Batavia, daughter of Arthur and Margaret (McMahon) Livingston, natives of Ireland, who were married in the Eagle Hotel in Le Ray. They reared five Sons and four daughters. Mrs. Livingston died in West Sparta, and he married again in Michigan, where he died.

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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