Biography of Norman S. Field
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Field, Norman S., was born in the old historic town of Dorset, Vt., on the 25th of May, 1818, and was the fourth of eight children of Spofford and Sarah (Cummings) Field. Spofford Field was a tanner, carrier, and shoemaker, and became a resident of Cayuga county in 1822, where he worked chiefly at making shoes. In 1828 the family came to Albion, and here Mr. Field established a marble shop, having been familiar with that calling in Vermont. He became a well known business man in Albion and continued his residence in the county until his death in 1869. Norman S. Field was brought up in ti e marble business started in Albion by his father. He attended Lima Seminary two years and a like time at the noted Burr Seminary at Manchester, Vt. In 1844 he went to Lockport and established a marble shop, continuing there nine years, but retaining an interest in the business for a lohger period. In 1853 he purchased the Fitch farm of 100 acres, now largely within the corporation limits of Albion village, upon which he has since resided. In connection with farming prior to his father's death, Mr. Field took charge of the marble business of the former in this locality. From 1872 to 1875 he was interested in the hardware business in Albion. Mr. Field's first wife was the daughter of Col. William Baker of Fort Ann, and after her death he married Mary E. Baker, also a daughter of Col. Baker. Four children were born of this marriage, viz.; William S. Field of Mankato, Kan.; Kirk Hart of Red Bank, Cal.; Sarah D., wife of George P. S. Foote, of Albion; and John who died in infancy. In June 1885, Mary E. Baker Field died, and in November, 1877, Mr. Field married Mary W. Alcott, of Lockport. Mr. Field is an active Republican and has been elected to three terms in the Board of Supervisors. In church assoclation he is a Presbyterian.

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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