Biography of Walter S. Crego
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Crego, Walter S., was born in Gaines, Orleans county, in 1857. Both his father and grandfather were named Abram, the senior being a son of William Crego of Vermont. Abram, Sr., came to Orleans county about 1850 and settled in Albion. He married Margaret Eyghama. Hiram, William, and Abram, jr., their sons, were all engaged in boating on the canal, for many years. Abram, jr., after following that occupation for several years engaged in farming. He took a great interest in the affairs of his town, and was at one time a candidate for county superintendent of the poor. He married Ellen M. Fairfield, and their children were: Walter S., Eldredge C., Ellsworth E., and a daughter who died in infancy. Ellsworth E. and Eldredge C. are unmarried; Eldredge C. is engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Holley; and Walter S. is engaged in farming in Murray. He married in 1883, Antoinette Ocumpaugh, and their children are: Elmer A., Lottie, Grace, Ralph and Margery.

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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