Biography of Benjamin A. Bamber
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bamber, Benjamin A., traces his ancestry back four generations. His grandfather, Robert Bamber, was born in Ireland and died about 1840 at Grand Rapids, O., near Toledo. He settled with four brothers in Boonville, Oneida county, about 1812. His son Thomas, father of our subject, was born in Boonville in 1817, and settled in Carlton in 1862. He practiced medicine in this county for over forty years, and died in Carlton January 14, 1892. He married Raneveline Ward, born in Stark, Herkimer county, in 1820, and now resides with Benjamin A., her son. Her father was Richard Wood, born in Kinderhook, Albany county. He died at Stark. The children of Thomas and Raneveline Bamber were: Benjamin A., born in Boonville April 10, 1859; Richard W., born November 6, 1853; D. Wallace, born in 1856. died in 1881; Ella, born December 2, 1857, died in 1868; Neddie, born in 1863, died in 1868. Benjamin A. was educated in the district schools and attended the Albion Academy under Oliver Morehouse three terms, and he earned the money for his own tuition. He taught school three terms, and was agent for Gould Brothers, of Rochester, and traveled extensively in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia four years, after which he bought a stereopticon and traveled four more years, giving views of the Centennial Exposition and lecturing 1,000 times. From 1880 to1890 he dealt in evaporated fruits, and since 1890 has been engaged in the mercantile business at Two Bridges. Our subject is a Republican, and has served as justice of the peace, town clerk, etc. He is a member of Renovation Lodge No. 97, F. & A. M. April 11, 1893, he married Edith Ferdun, born in Carlton in 1860, and theyhave one son, Ward, born March 28, 1894.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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