Biography of Ward J. Gagwin
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Fifteen years ago Ward J. Cagwin began in the practice of law at Rome, He was then a young man abounding in ambition and energy and the determination to make an honorable name for himself among his fellows. His ambition has been in an important measure realized and today he is well established in his profession, has gained recognized standing throughout a wide region in central New York, and can number among his clients many of the leading citizens of Oneida county. He has no reason to regret having chosen the law as his profession. Born at Verona, November 3, 1873, he is a son of Theodore and Ellen H. (Beach) Cagwin. On the paternal side he is descended from New England and German ancestry. The Cagwins were in America previous to the Revolutionary war and the name is now well known in many states of the Union.

Mr. Cagwin. of this sketch received his preliminary education in the public schools of Verona and continued his studies in the Oneida high school. After leaving high school he came to Rome and for three years read law in the office of H. S. Bedell. After gaining a good general knowledge of the subject he presented himself for examination and was admitted to the bar in 1896. His work as a counselor and in the courts proved him to be a clear reasoner, possessing also the power of logical deduction in an unusual degree. As the years advanced his cientage increased and he has been identified as counsel with many of the most important cases that have been tried in the courts of Oneida county in recent years.

On the 6th of June, 1897, Mr. Cagwin was married to Miss H. Estelle Kingsbury. He has taken no active part in politics, as his tastes incline to the regular channels of his profession rather than to the excitement of public assemblies or political elections. He is a member of the Oneida County Bar Association, of which he is now serving as treasurer, and socially is identified with the Rome Country Club. He has made many friends by his pleasing manners and his kindly interest in the welfare of others, hence he ranks in Rome as one of its most popular citizens.

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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