Biography of W. J. Pentelow
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Pentelow, W. J., born in New York city, May 8. 1841, and at the death of his parents, before he was eleven years old, he found a home with his uncle, Jacob C. Thompson of Granby, and for several years followed the rather hard life incident to the farmer boy of that period, attending school at Fallen Seminary at such times as he could be spared from the farm. When about seventeen went to learn harness making with M. W. Pruyne & Co., remained with the firm until May, 1861, when he enlisted in Company E, of the 24th Infantry; was sent to the hospital in September, 1862, and was discharged from there two months before the expiration of his time. In 1865 went to Syracuse and learned trunk making, which trade he followed until 1877, when he entered the county clerk's office as recording clerk; in 1878 was promoted to deputy. From 1880 to 1885 he was engaged in various clerical capacities at Fulton until appointed under sheriff, January 1, 1885; held the office until July, 1886, when he was again appointed deputy county clerk, holding that office during two administrations; and in January, 1892, took possession of the office as county clerk. At the expiration of his term was again appointed deputy, January 1, 1895. Mr. Pentelow was married to M. Gertrude Van Buren in 1873, and now resides in the village of Fulton.

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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