Biography of William L. Bridge
Madison County, NY Biographies





Bridge, William L., was born in Lincoln, September 17, 1844, a son of Orange and Laura Armour Bridge. Orange Bridge was born in Augusta, Oneida county, and was reared a farmer. He was engaged in the grocery business at Canastota and had a blast furnace at Merrillsville, and for twelve years a grist mill at Lenox. He spent his last days at Wampsville, where he died October 8, 1882. William L. was educated in the common schools and Whitesboro Academy, and was in business with his father four years. He now has a farm of 135 acres and owns a wood lot of ten acres. In 1885 he erected a large barn, which burned in 1894, and in 1895 he rebuilt and now has a barn 40 x 80, with wing 26 x 49. In 1870 Mr. Bridge married Florence Nichols of Vernon, Oneida county; they had three children: Milton Jay, Clifford (deceased) and Louis Armour. Mr. Bridge was a Republican and has been assessor three years in Lenox. He enlisted in September, 1864, and served until October, 1865, in Co. D, 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles.

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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