Biography of William Gillam
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





WILLIAM GILLAM, oldest son of Benjamin R. and Sarah (Reynolds) Gillam, was born in Barton on September 22, 1860, and from the age of twelve years he has supported himself. In 1880 he entered the employ of the Lehigh. Valley railroad as brakeman, in 1882 secured a position as fireman on the same road, as he had a taste for and wished to become an engineer. This he accomplished in 1889, and from that date he has "pulled the throttle" on the Lehigh. He has won a high reputation in his line and owns and enjoys a pleasant home at East Waverly. In 1882 he married Alice, daughter of Abram and Sarah (Swartwood) Partridge. Their children Myrtie and. Gertie are twins. Mr. Gillam holds membership in Manoca Lodge, No. 219, I. O. O. F.; Granite Lodge, No. 364, A. O. U. W., and in Division No. 380 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

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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