Biography of Gad B. Worthington


GAD B. WORTHINGTON was born in Lenox, Mass., October 2, 1815, from which place his parents, Gad and Fanny (Belden) Worthington, removed to Owego, N. Y. His father died March 1, 1861, and his mother, who attained the great age of 92 years, died June 9, 1885. In 1836 Mr. Worthington removed to Batavia, where he at once engaged in the hardware trade. He entered the employ of Belden & Otis, and in the year 1841, became a member of the firm, changing the firm name to Otis & Worthington. After the retirement of Mr. Otis he continued the business for a long time without a partner. The present firm of G. B. Worthington, Son & Co., was established January 1, 1882, the new members of the firm being Gad D. Worthington and J. Holly Bradish. Mr. Worthington has been connected with the hardware trade for sixty three years and for many years he has enjoyed the distinction of having been longer engaged in business than any other man in Batavia.

Mr. Worthington has always taken an active interest in the growth and prosperity of the town where he has so long been an honored citizen. He is vice president of the First National Bank, was one of the organizers and for many years a director of the Batavia Gas Light Company, and was for several years treasurer of the New York State Institution for the Blind. He is a member and senior warden of the St James Episcopal Church, and he was for a long time treasurer of the diocese of Western New York. In politics he is a Republican.

In June, 1841, Mr. Worthington was married to Anner M. Dixon, who bore him five children. She died in 1853. Subsequently he was married to Susan Towner, who died March 9, 1891. Of his five children Miss Amanda C. Worthington resides at home with her father, Gad D. Worthington is a partner of his father in the hardware business, the Rev. Edward William Worthington is rector of Grace Episcopal Church. at Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah is the wife of E. De L. Palmer of Albany, and Mary is deceased.

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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