Biography of R. W. Wormuth
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Wormuth, R. W., was born in Shelby, November 5, 1847. He learned the trade of tanner and followed it ten years. During this time he was elected and served as town clerk. He purchased the property where his store now stands in Shelby Centre in 1875 and built it in 1876, since which time he has conducted a general store. He was appointed postmaster at Shelby, March 6, 1894. In 1863 he married Rosetta £ Sowl, and they have two children: Arthur R. and Irving B. Arthur R. married Minnie Johnston. R. W. Wormuth's father was Moyer Wormuth, and his mother Lany (Miller) Wormuth. They moved to Shelby from Herkimer county in 1837 and suffered the hardships of pioneer life.

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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