Biography of Byron J. Luther
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Luther, Byron J., was born in the town of Hartwick, Otsego county, N. Y., June 9, 1838. Joseph B. Luther, the father of Byron, was a native of Connecticut, who came to Otsego county at a very early age. As a young man he was a blacksmith, but on coming to Ctsego county he took up farming, which he ever after followed and accumulated an extensive property, owning at the time of his death seven farms. Of his family of ten children, B. J. was the seventh son. Joseph B. Luther died in 1855. The mother of Byron, Betsey Mathewson, was a native of Rhode Island. She died in 1865. B. J. was educated in the common schools and made his home on the farm until eighteen years of age. In 1856 he went into a thy goods and grocery store as clerk, which position he occupied until 1865 He was then in business for five years with Boyce W. Hawver in the same line, and the spring of 1874 he came to Hornellsville and bought out the interest of D. C. Casterline in the drug firm of Casterline & Robertson, and has ever since been engaged in business in this city. The spring of 1876 they located at No. 9 Opera House Block on Broad street, and for nearly twenty years they have been located in this one place. He was married in 1871 to Maria S. Baker of Unadilla, N. Y. They have no children.

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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