Biography of Frank M. Benjamin
Madison County, NY Biographies





Benjamin, Frank M., was born in Monroe county, January 24, 1851. His father, Marcus O. Benjamin, was engaged in agricultural pursuits and married Mary C. Hooker. Frank M. Benjamin was educated in Lewisburg Academy and afterwards learned the profession of telegraphy and railroad transportion business in Oberlin, Ohio. He was engaged for a number of years as telegraph operator at Albion, Lockport, Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls, Rochester and Syracuse on the N. Y. C. and H. R. Railroad. When the N. Y. W. S. and B. Railroad was opened from New York to Syracuse in 1883 Mr. Benjamin came to Wampsville as agent for that company, and in 1897 was appointed agent for the N. Y. C. and H. R. Railroad Company. In 1885 he engaged in the coal, wood and fertilizer business and by strict attention to business has built up a large and profitable trade. In 1885 Mr. Benjamin married M. Ada Avery, daughter of Lyman Avery; they have one daughter, Ruth A. Mr. Benjamin is one of the self made men of Madison county, taking an active interest in educational and church affairs.

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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