Biography of Hon. George B. Church
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Church, Hon. George B., is the only son of Hon. Sanford E. Church (see Bench and Bar), and was born July 23, 1842, in Albion. He had the benefit of the best instructors in his education. He first attended the Albion Academy, and after several terms there he became a pupil at the famous private school of D. Reed, at Geneva, still later entering the Geneva Wesleyan Seminary, where he remained over a year. He then took a course of instruction in the Buffalo Business College, where he finished his education. In 1865 at the age of twenty three he accepted a position in New York city as bookkeeper in the Department of Public Works, which position he successfully filled for over two years, leaving his desk to fill a more responsible place. In the winter of 1870 he was appointed deputy superintendent of insurance for the State, which office he acceptably filled until May 13, 1872, when, until November 22, of the same year, he was acting superintendent of the department. January 1, 1890, Mr. Church was appointed Deputy State Treasurer by Hon. Elliott Danforth, State treasurer, which position he held with marked ability until the retirement of the State ticket in 1894. In 1866, he married Florence, daughter of Orson Tousley, of Albion. She was born December 5, 1841. Her mother's maiden name was Cook. Her father moved to Clarendon with his parents when young, and in 1847 he bought the farm where our subject now lives. He was a canal and railroad contractor, and was identified with many of the leading events of his county. He died in 1863, aged sixty three years. Mr. and Mrs. Church have had one son, now twenty six years of age, who, after finishing his education in the academic lines, studied for the bar, and is now a highly esteemed young lawyer in his native village.

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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