Biography of G. Daniel Read


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Read, G. Daniel, was born at Sackets Harbor, N. Y., December 30, 1820. He was educated in the public schools, and upon the death of his father, at the age of sixteen, he took charge of the general merchandise business which his late father had carried on, assisted by his sister Susan, until the death of his mother in 1893, when the business was discontinued and he was made executor of her will and the estate was set. tied up satisfactorily to all parties interested. In 1894 he erected his store and is conducting a fine grocery business. He is also doing a large fire insurance business for the best companies in the State and in Hartford, Conn. March 10, 1894, he married Grace S., daughter of John and Fanny Tyler, of Sackets Harbor, and they have one son, Harold E., born August 29, 1896. Mr. Read has held the office of town clerk now in his fifth year, is treasurer of the village and has been one of the trustees. In his political choice he is a thorough Republican. The ancestry of his family is English and Scotch. Mr. Read's father, Robert C., was born in Sackets Harbor, N. Y., February 8, 1832; he received his education in the common schools, was a sailor and afterward a general merchant by occupation. He married Sarah A. Trumble of Sackets Harbor, N. Y., and they had seven children: Herbert C., Susan S., Sarah J., G. Daniel (as above), Lucien S., Harold C. and Emily S. Susan S. married Henry H. Hall of Hillsboro, North Dakota, March 1, 1892. Robert C. Read died February 1, 1888, and Sarah A. Read, his wife, September 18, 1893.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898