Biography of William France
Oswego County, NY Biographies





France, William, of English ancestry, was born in Steuben county July 3, 1830, a son of William, a native of England, who died in Steuben county aged seventy five. The latter married Annie Noggie of Pennsylvania, who died aged eighty two. Their children were George, John, Samuel, Sallie Joseph, William, Caroline, Mary, Emily, Elmira. The father was a soldier in the war of 1812. William was educated in Steuben county, and his first occupation was milling, after which he engaged in the lumber business; then in 1889 bought the France House in Richland which he conducted till 1892. He then bought a farm and has since been engaged in the breeding of horses. Mr. France has contributed more towards elevating the standard of horses than any man in this section, his horses being of the Percheron and Messenger strain. He married, March 1, 1845, Maria Meade, who died in 1859, and in 1870 he married Minerva, daughter of Ziba and Zilpha (Reynolds) White. Mr. White was a soldier in the war of 1812. The children of our subject are Curtis, Ophelia and Alice. Curtis married a Miss Cairns of Steuben county, where he resides and has four children; Alice and Ophelia are both married and also reside in that county.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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