Biography of Luther D. Hurd
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hurd, Luther Dean, was born in Newport. N. H., August 13, 1820, a son of Parnelius and Sophia Hurd. In 1824 the family removed to Elizabethtown, N. Y., and four years later to Proctorville, Vt. Luther D. learned the trade of a carriage trimmer, and followed it until about 1839. when he settled in East Holley, Orleans county, and entered the employ of William Seward, produce and grain dealer of Rochester. Mr. Hurd was his representative in Holley, and bought large quantities of grain and produce. He operated the stone grist mill in Holley for a time, and with Henry Hurd, his brother, owned an extensive flouring mill in Dexter, N. Y. Later, Mr. Hurd operated in the west, dealing extensively in western grain until the time of the Chicago fire. He also had large real estate interesis in Illinois. In 1871 Mr. Hurd purchased of George W. Stoddard his interest in the banking business of Bowman & Stoddard, continuing a partner until September 1, 1882, when he sold his interest to Downs & Eddy, and purchased a lime kiln in Rochester. Mr. Hurd was thrice married, in 1839 to Sarah M., daughter of A.bijah Dean, of Holley, by whom he had two children: Dean A, and Gertrude. Mrs. Hurd died July 2, 1846, and November 27, 1850, he married Aurelia E. Smith, who died in 1869. He married third, October 15, 1872, Jennette, daughter of Alvah Morgan, of Holley, and they had one daughter, Cora A. Mr. Hurd died March 29, 1891.

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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