Biography of William E. Witter
Madison County, NY Biographies





Witter, William E., son of Russell G. and Sarah (Williams) Witter, was born at Adams, Jefferson county, N. Y., July 8, 1832. His father, a farmer, subsequently removed to Verona, Oneida county, N. Y., where he died. Mr. Witter was educated in the district schools and assisted in the conduct of his father's farm. When still a youth he began work on the canal, and at the age of twenty purchased a boat, which he ran for one season and then sold, returning to the farm where he remained until 1869. In that year he removed to Durhamville where he resided upwards of seventeen years, following the business of boat building, canal forwarding, and keeping a canal supply store. Mr. Witter has been engaged in the canal forwarding business nearly all his active life, and is well known to those having canal interests throughout the State. For many years he made his headquarters at Buffalo. In the fall of 1886 he settled permanently in Oneida, where he has since resided. Mr. Witter married, in 1861, Louisa, daughter of Joseph Lawton, and eight children were born to them, five of whom survive: Mrs. W. A. Brundage of Durhamville, Mrs. W. M. Price of St. Louis, Mrs. S. A. Campbell of Oneida, Mrs. E. H. Carpenter of Oneida, and Carrie B. Witter.

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


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Madison County, NY
Biographies


Names A and B
Names C to E
Names F to K
Names L to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012