Biography of Lawrence Van Buren
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Van Buren, Lawrence, son of an old and representative family, whose personal history is closely interwoven with that of Fulton and of the town of Volney, was born here May 4, 1846. He is the elder of the sons of the late James Van Buren, who was also born here, and whose father was Jacob Van Buren. James Van Buren was a carpenter and boatman, but in 1849 he went to the gold mines of California. His death occurred in 1876 at the age of fifty four years. His wife was Maria Stevens, of Fulton. Lawrence also followed boating for a period of twenty years. In 1890 he engaged in the paper making industry at the Victoria Mills. His wife is Ellen M., daughter of the late James F. Simons of Fulton. Their children are Burt, born April 19, 1876; and Ralph, born January 10, 1880. Mr. Van Buren was at one time assessor. He is a member of Hiram Lodge No. 144.

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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