Biography of Frank Bromley
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Bromley, Frank, was born in Bradford county, Pa., in 1833. His father, Jonathan Bromley, was born in New London county, Conn., in 1806, and in 1826 married Polly C. Ray, of New London county, Conn., by whom he had six children, two of whom died in infancy; Frank, Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Mira reached maturity. Mr. Bromley moved to Bradford county, Pa., with his wife about 1827, thence to Tioga, N. Y., some ten years later, and in 1853 he came to Steuben county, with his wife and four children, and settled in the town of Addison (since Rathbone) where he engaged in farming and was very successful. He was much interested in educational and political affairs, and was one of the first assessors of the town of Rathbone, and was several times re-elected; this, with frequent terms as school trustee and commissioner of excise, comprised his official life. He met his death by accident when eighty five years of age, while still remarkably vigorous. His second wife and two children, Frank and Elizabeth, survive him. Frank Bromley was educated at Owego, N. Y., after which he engaged in teaching, and was also a carpenter and a farmer. In 1853 he came to Steuben county and engaged in farming. In 1861 he married Jane A. McDowell, by whom he has three sons: Charley F., A. R., and Melvin J. In 1863 Mr. Bromley enlisted in the 2d Regt. N. Y. Veteran Cavalry, was discharged in November, 1865, and returned to farming which ill health compelled him to abandon last year (1894). Elizabeth Bromley married William M. Wood, and they had several children, of whom but two are living. Mr. Wood served during the entire ward and took part in the more severe battles. He met his death by accident after his return. Elizabeth remarried and is again a widow and resides with her sons in Tompkins county, N. Y. Charlotte died in Missouri about 1888, and two sons survive her. Mira married Rev. A. G. Cole, and they had two children, both of whom survive her.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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