Biography of Hirum Pritchard
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Pritchard, Hiram, was born in Tioga county, Pa., in 1818, son of Calvin and Anna Kennedy Pritchard and of Welch descent. He attended the district and Lawrenceyule schools till 1833, spent one year at Factoryville, Pa., learning the miller's trade, continuing in that business until 1836, when he came to Corning being employed by Robert Land in the old mills, which after a couple of years he rented, In 1843 he gave up milling and opened a feed store, and a year later a general store, under the firm name of Clark & Pritchard, doing a large business for two and a half years. He then entered Payne & Olcott's foundry, and in 1850 went to Sinnemahoning, Pa., having charge of a saw mill and lumbering business there until 1853. Following this he was engaged in very successful lumbering interests at Middlebury, a couple of years, and in 1856 began the lumber trade in Corning. In 1863 he purchased an interest in the above named foundry, which he retained about five years. He has since this time retired from active business pursuits. In 1836 he married Lucinda Searles. He was president of Corning in 1861 and 1862 and again in 1886. During his first term of service he succeeded in having the Erie Railroad Company build the Pritchard canal, which been a great protection to the business part of the city from the overflow of Monkey Run Creek. His wife died in 1888, aged seventy one, leaving three children: Truman S. Pritchard, Mary M. Sayles and Albert Pritchard.

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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