Biography of William G. Porter
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Porter, William Gordon, was born in Woodhull, October 29, 1840, son of William G., who was born in Connecticut and came to Woodhull in 1830. William G., the father, first settled in Woodhull, engaging in the mercantile business, but moved to Greenwood when William Gordon was six mouths old. William Gordon learned the tinsmith's trade. In 1871 he married Sabra H., daughter of Alexander H. Stephens, one of the old pioneer families. William Gordon was engaged in the mercantile business for ten years, then moved to Iowa, intending to engage in business with his wife's brother. At the death of this brother he moved to Canisteo and in 1883 the private banking business was started by Porter & Davis, which is still conducted in the yulage. Mr. Porter has been president of the village, trustee of the academy, and held other minor offices. He is a member of the Morning Star Lodge of Masons, No. 65.

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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