Biography of J. Floyd Stoddard
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stoddard, J. Floyd, p. o. Georgetown, a public spirited and useful citizen of Madison county, an enterprising merchant of the village of Georgetown, is the only son and child of Albert A. and Julia A. (Hare) Stoddard, was born in the town of Otselic, Chenango county, N. Y., July 24, 1857. His education was begun in the district schools of his native town and in 1870, he removed with his parents to Georgetown, where he attended the public schools. He afterward took a year's course at the Utica high school, and subsequently at the Cazenovia seminary. After finishing his schooling he engaged in the flour and feed business in Georgetown, which business he conducted two years. He then sold his business and removed to Otselic on his father's farm, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits three years; but not being satisfied with that vocation he returned to Georgetown and in 1884 established what is now the leading mercantile house in Georgetown. In 1890, in company with Arthur E. Drake, he bought another stock of goods belonging to W. A. Hare and the two were consolidated. The firm of Stoddard & Drake carried on business until April 5, 1895, when Mr. Stoddard succeeded the firm and has since conducted the business alone. Mr. Stoddard is a good business man and his prosperity is largely due to his own industry and thrift. He is held in high esteem by a large circle of social and business acquaintances. On February 15, 1877, he married Nettie A., youngest daughter of Epaphroditns and Susan (Conant) Whitmore. They have two children: Lonnelle M., born May 2, 1880, and W. Marie, born June 22, 1893. Mr. Stoddard has been shown the high appreciation in which he is held by his townsmen, by being elected to the office of justice of the peace three terms, justice of sessions two terms, and three years inspector of election. He is now serving his third year as secretary of the Board of Education in this village. Fraternally he is a member of Cautious Lodge, No. 726, F. & A.M., and the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets, Hamilton, N. Y. In every department of life Mr. Stoddard has ably filled the station in which he has been placed, and is regarded by his townspeople as a thoroughly honorable and upright man.

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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