Biography of Frank M. Keene
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Keene, Frank M., was born in Mansfield, Cattaraugus county Jan. 21, 1829, and was the fourth of eight children born to Asa R. and Emily (Sprague) Keene of that town. When Frank was seven years old his mother died, after which he was brought up in the family of Heman Rich. He learned the carpenter trade and worked at it for many years, chiefly until 1865. He first came to Orleans county to visit but was induced to locate in Carlton where he worked a farm for eight years. In 1873 he bought the Van Duzen farm at Rich's Corners where he has since lived, although for the last five or six years he has rented the farm and worked at his trade. In Cattaraugus county, September 3, 1851, Mr. Keene married Ruth, daughter of Justus and Lurinda Dunning, of Brookport. Mr. Keene. is a conservative Republican. He has been a hard worker and has always been compelled to make his own way in life. His efforts in this direction have been successful and he is now the owner of a good farm, and is a man much respected in 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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