Biography of W. W. Capron
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Capron, W. W., son of Sylvester Capron, was born at Springwater, February 6, 1839, where he attended school, and afterward took a course of instruction at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, N. Y., for two years. He commenced business for himself when twenty one years of age, and engaged in farming for three years, and then became a partner with George A. Pierce in the dry goods business at Spring water, where he remained one year. He then traded the stock of goods for a half interest in two flour mills at Springwater, and later traded the same for the Perkinsville flour mill and timber lot of fifty acres, but afterward sold the latter and moved to Wayland and in 1868 became a produce dealer. Mr. Capron was elected supervisor of Wayland in 1889, and has been trustee of the village for two years. February 27 he was appointed port warden of the port of New York by Governor Morton and entered upon his duties March 16, 1895. He married Emily, daughter of John Wiley, a member of the State Legislature of New York State during the Civil war. Her mother was Julia B. Hyde, born in Granville county, North Carolina. They have one son, W. W. Capron, jr., born October 31, 1869. He attended Lima Seminary one year, aad Aurora Military Academy for three years, where he was graduated. Mr. Capron is a member of the Phoenix Lodge No. 115, and of F. & A. M. of Dansville.

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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