Biography of Edward Fancher
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Fancher, Edward was born January 6, 1854, in the town of Durham, Greene county, and is a son of John Fancher. Edward Fancher came to Orleans county in 1872 and resided at Carlton until 1878, then removed to Gaines and the following year to Murray. Here he was engaged in farming until the spring of 1887, when he engaged in the quarry business with C. F. Gwynne, and in the fall of that year purchased a property west of Hulburton on the north side of the canal and opened a quarry. In 1893 he purchased a half interest in the Lockport Sandstone Co., and is its manager. In the same year he with Lafayette Cornwell, purchased the George Hebner quarry, and is today one of the largest producers in the stone business in Orleans county. Mr. Fancher is a stockholder and director in the Northern Ohio Paving and Construction Co., of Cleveland. In 1874 he married Lucy Smith. daughter of Henry Smith of Yates, and their children are: Edward, Eliza, Eva and Mary. Mrs. Fancher died in 1892, and in 1893, Mr. Faneher married Ida, daughter of DeWitt C. Baldwin of Murray. Mr. Fancher began life as a poor boy and three times during his career has been overtaken by misfortune and lost all he had, but each time he has gone.to work with renewed energy and by untiring industry has become one of the successful business men of the town.

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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