GEORGE WELLS SANBORN.
George Wells Sanborn is numbered among the residents of Utica who claim New England as the place of their nativity,
his birth having occurred in Manchester, New Hampshire, on the 26th of May, 1850, his parents being Cyrus and Sarah
(Wells) Sanborn. His youthful days were spent in his native state and his time was largely given to the attathment
of an education, excellent opportunities in that direction being afforded him. He supplemented his early public
school course by study in the Northwood (New Hampshire) Academy and in Tilton Seminary of Tilton, that state. In
1876 he came to Utica, then a young man of twenty five years, seeking here a better field for business than was
accorded him in his native state. For twenty five years he has engaged in the granite business and during that
quarter of a century made continuous progress toward the goal of success. At length retiring from that field of
labor, he became a real estate and investment broker, largely handling New York city property. This does not indicate,
however, the scope of his activities for he is now president of the Astoroga Paper Company of Little Falls, New
York, and is director in several other corporations.
Mr. Sanborn has been married twice. On the 12th of October, 1883, he wedded Anna Frost, of Oneida, New York, who
died September 10, 1893, leaving a daughter, Hilda A. In April, 1897, Mr. Sanborn wedded Cora Blanch Helmer, of
Rome, New York, and they have one son, George Helmer. Mr. San. born holds membership in the First Methodist church
and is serving as chairman of its board of trustees. He takes a deep interest in the various departments of the
church work and his cooperation can always be counted upon to aid in furthering any movement for the general good.
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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