Biography of William E. Durrenbeck
Oneida County, NY Biographies





William Ezra Durrenbeck, who is the incumbent of the office of police judge, was born in Whitestown, Oneida county, New York, on the 26th of November, 1868, and is a son of Matthew and Miranda (Cross) Durrenbeck.

The early years in the life of William Ezra Durrenbeck did not differ particularly from those of other lads of similar circumstances at that period. Reared under the parental roof he acquired his education in the public schools of his native village which he attended until he had attained the age of eleven years. Laying aside his text books in 1879 he began his life as a wage earner by accepting a position in the Utica cotton mills, where he remained for three rears. At the expiration of that period he withdrew from the factory and learned the barber's trade in a shop which was located in the place where his Sons are now conducting a barber shop. Later Mr. Durrenbeck gave up his trade to enter public life and for eleven years was engaged in the office of the county sheriff. Having there given evidence of his ability to enforce the law and to summarily deal with malefactors he was regarded as a person most ably qualified to fill the office of police judge, to which position he was elected on a non partisan ticket.

On the 25th of September, 1888, Mr. Durrenbeck was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Russell a daughter of James and Anna Russell, and they have become the parents of three children: Frances Jane, Frederick Loaren and Matthew Stephen.

The entire family are affiliated with the Roman Catholic church and Mr. Durrenbeck's fraternal relations are confined to his membership in the Modern Woodmen of America. His political views coincide with the principles of the republican party for whose candidates he casts his ballot. That Mr. Durrenbeck has efficiently discharged the responsibilities of the various offices with which he has been connected is given conclusive proof by the long period of his service and the fact that his constituency consists of followers of the different parties.

From:
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
Chicago 1912


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