Biography of Robert Bamber
Madison County, NY Biographies





Bamber, Robert, was a native of Belfast, Ireland, born in 1816, and came to the United States in 1827, with his parents, Thomas and Letitia Bamber, who settled in Boonville, Oneida county. Robert Bamber was identified through life with the mercantile circles of Chicago and at Cairo, Ill. He was an intimate friend of Potter Palmer, and one of the founders of the Wabash Avenue M. E. church of Chicago. He came to Knoxboro in 1870 and in 1876 to Canastota. In 1864 he married Isabella, daughter of William and Mary A. Stewart; they had two daughters: Isabella M. and Mary J., and an only son, Oliver Stewart Bamber. a practicing physician in Rochester, where he died in 1896. in his thirty first year. Mr. Bamber was one of the self made men of the country, and his death, which occurred in 1890, was a loss not only to his family, but to all who knew him.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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