Biography of Wesley H. Brougham
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WESLEY H. BROUGHAM, son of Aaron Brougham, was born in Waverly, May 5, 1848. He was educated in the common schools of Waverly and began business life when sixteen years old as a clerk in the general merchandising store of D. G. Mauning. He was next clerk in the hardware store of S. F. Mack, and later, in the hardware store of Luce & McCormick in Ithaca. Remaining three years in Ithaca, Mr. Brougham returned to Waverly and for five yearswas in trade for himself as a grocer. The next five years he was engineer at the Cooley & Hemstreet tannery. He then accepted his present position of shipping clerk for the Hall & Lyon Furniture Co. and has held it for eleven years. Mr. Brougham is prominently connected with Waverly's fire department; was a volunteer for seven years in the Neptune company, No. 1, was the first foreman (for two years) of Cayuta Hose Co., No. 4, and for three years has been its treasurer. For two years he was a member of the Eureka Hose Co., of Ithaca. In March, 1872, Mr. Brougharn was married with Laura Lyon, daughter of Jonathan C. Lyon. Mr. Brougham joined the Odd Fellows in 1871 and is active in their work. He has held all of the offices in his lodge and now is its treasurer. He was deputy of the county for two years, district deputy of the encarnpmeut for seven years and deputy of the Daughters of Rebecca one year. He was chosen representative to the grand lodge of Odd Fellows of the state, and was a delegate to the encampment held in Binghamton. Aaron Brougham came from Schoharie county many years ago to Newark Valley, lived there and at Owego until about 1842, then came to Factoryvifie, where he lived until his death, on February 20, 1862, and here Mr. W. H. Brougham resided until 1894.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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