Biography of Norman Stafford
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stafford, Norman, was born in the town of Fenner, February 10, 1840. His father, Joseph Stafford, jr., was also born in the town of Fenner, where his father, Joseph Stafford, settled in 1815. Joseph Stafford, jr., married Cornelia, daughter of Stephen Hill, and through life was engaged in farming; he died in 1846. Norman Stafford was educated in Peterboro and Cazenovia, entering into partnership with his father and brother in farming and dealing in stock. In 1873 he formed a partnership with W. H. Patten for the manufacture of horse rakes at Clockvilhe, having an output of 300 rakes and employing ten men in that year, and in 1898 an output of 8,000 and employing 100 men, the firm now being located in Oneida, where their business is one of the leading industries of Madison county. In 1873 Mr. Stafford married Nettie, daughter of William Smith, who died in 1878; later he married Jennie, daughter of George Bull. Mr. Stafford is one of the progressive men of Madison county, taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions. He was a member of the board of education for nine years, of the water board eight years, president of the village in 1898 and 1899 and vice president of the State Bank.

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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