Biography of Charles F. Kingsley
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Kingsley, Charles F., was born in the town of Urbana, September 29, 1835. His father, Flavius J. Kingsley, was born in Nelson, Nadison county, N. Y., December 10, 1805, and moved to the town of Urbana in this county in 1811, and married Minerva, daughter of Albertus Larrowe of Wheeler, N. Y., on the 27th day of February, 1828, and through life was identified as a farmer, and died July 25, 1893, a man whose judgment was sought and respected by all who knew him. His mother was born on August 28, 1806, at Reading, N. Y., and died August 31, 1866. Stephen Kingsley, his grandfather, was born at Windham, Conn., June 3, 1768, and died in Urbana, February 28, 1844. Charles F. was educated in the district school of Urbana and at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima in 1852 to 1855. In 1855 he began the study of law with Clark Bell at Hammondsport, N. Y., and was admitted to practice in all courts of this State December 8, 1857, and was admitted to practice in the district court of the United States in May, 1867. In November, 1860, he came to Bath and commenced to practice law, and has devoted himself exclusively to his profession ever since, and has never held any civil office. On the 2d day of June, 1864, at Bath, N. Y., he married Mary, daughter of Reuben Robie, by whom he had three children, James Robie Charles La Rue, and Carter Robie Kingsley. Mr. Kingsley has always held a prominent position in his profession and has been selected to act as referee in a great many important cases, and is regarded as a safe and reliable counselor and an able lawyer. He has been the secretary of Board of Education of Bath for twentythree years, and for about the same length of time a vestryman of St. Thomas' church.

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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