DANIEL J. DORRANCE.
When civilization reached the point where trade meant more than barter between neighbors, when commercial intercourse
extended to every part of the world, there came the demand for a constant medium of exchange and today the one
absolutely indispensable feature of business in any community is the bank, and one of the most vital questions
of every country concerns the stability of its money system. The name of Dorrance has been closely associated with
the banking interests of Camden for many years and as borne by father and son, John G.
and Daniel J. Dorrance, has become a synonym for progressiveness and reliability in Oneida county. The latter,
Daniel J. Dorrance, is now serving as cashier while his father continues in the presidency.
Daniel J. Dorrance was born in East Troy, Wisconsin, July 25, 1862, and is a son of John G. and Ellen (Brown) Dorrance.
His education was acquired in the schools of Camden and Clinton, New York, his preparatory course being supplemented
by study in Cazenovia Seminary. All through his business career he has been connected with the First National Bank,
which he entered as assistant teller, holding that position until appointed teller. About 1896 he was made cashier
of the institution in which capacity he has since served, his labors being an element in the successful conduct
of the bank.
On the 22d of February, 1887, Mr. Dorrance was united in marriage to Miss Edith L. Turner, a daughter of Henry
E. and Amanda L. (Hill) Turner, of Lowville, New York. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance are: J. Gordon, now
of Hazelhurst, Wisconsin; Neil H. and Henry T., both of Camden. The family are prominent socially and the hospitality
of their own home is proverbial. Mrs. Dorrance is a member of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Dorrance gives his political
allegiance to the republican party and has filled the office of village treasurer. His aid and cooperation can
always be counted upon, for the support of every movement and measure for the general good, his public spirit being
manifest in many tangible ways.
Also see Daniel G.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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