Biography of Sylvester F. Strong





Strong, Sylvester F., was born in Turin, N.Y., September 6,1855, son of John Strong, who was a native of New York city. He married Elizabeth Foster and was a life long farmer. Sylvester F. Strong was educated in Rochester and in 1882 came to Batavia and entered the employ of the Johnston Harvester Company as assistant superintendent, remaining until 1884. He was subsequently interested with others in founding the Batavia electric light plant Selling that out he moved upon a farm which he occupied until his death. In 1888 he married Louisa N., daughter of Eli H. Fish, who was one of the pioneers and prominent men of Batavia and influential in promoting the growth and progress of the place. Mr. Strong died June 25, 1899. He had led an upright life and was an industrious and greatly respected citizen. He is survived by his widow and one son, J. Harold.



Source:
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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