Biography of Charles F. Prentice

Prentice, Charles F., was born in the town of Stafford. Genesee county, N. Y., September 5, 1833. His father, Daniel Prentice, was a native of Massachusetts and came with his parents to Genesee county, N. Y., early in the present century, locating at what is now Stafford, where he followed farming. C. F. Prentice was educated in the public schools and reared on a farm. He came to Le Roy in 1865 and bought the mill property built by Jacob Le Roy in 1822, and has continued the milling business since. He later purchased a mill in Batavia in connection with a partner, operated it a few years and sold it. He also owns a fine farm at Stafford. He is a member of one of the old and substantial families of Genesee county and is a citizen of high repute. He organized the successful Le Roy Salt Company in 1884, and has been its president since its organization. He is also president of the Hydraulic Electric Company, organized in 1896, of Le Roy, and with his son, Howard, now owns the entire plant, of which his son is secretary. The Le Roy Power and Milling Company was organized in 1896, and he has been its president since. He is a stockholder in the Citizens' Bank of Le Roy, and has in many ways exerted a large influence upon the welfare of the village and town. In 1863 Mr. Prentice married Rosepha J. Cole, a native of Michigan; they have two daughters and a son.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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