Biography of Hon. R. W. Stroud
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stroud, Hon. R. W., was born at Canastota, town of Lenox, Madison county, N. Y., February 13, 1842, where his father and grandfather were early settlers. He was educated in Canastota and McGrawville, and was prepared for civil engineer under the personal supervision of Hon. John B. Jervis, an eminence and widely known member of the profession. whom he succeeded as chief engineer of the Canastota and Cazenovia Railroad. Two years before the completion of the Chenango Valley road he accepted the position of chief engineer, and in 1872 was nominated and elected canal commissioner. In 1872 he married Ella, daughter of Gen. B. F. Bruce. He died in Syracuse December 2, 1875. Mr. Stroud's strong individuality, and energy, with superior judgment, were characteristics which contributed largely to the rare qualifications which made his comparatively young life unusually successful. His acquaintance was broad especially among public men and his genial nature and fidelity to friends made him universally popular.

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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