Biography of Wallace H. Lockerby
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





WALLACE HIRAM LOCKERBY, son of Benajah Lockerby, was born in Odessa, Schuyler county, October 7, 1851. His grandfather, Samuel Lockerby, was a Scotchman, and his grandmother a "Pennsylvania Dutch" woman. Their home was on the hill east of Alpine, in Schuyler county, and their descendants now own and occupy the property. His mother was a Massachusetts Yankee woman named Terry, who came to York state (in a covered wagon and driving a yoke of oxen) with her parents in pioneer days and located on Terry Hill, seven miles above Horseheads. Her mother, Mrs. Phebe Terry, was the last person but one to draw a pension from the war of 1812. W. H. Lockerby has been twice married, first to Minnie, daughter of William Trowbridge, Esq., of Grand Rapids, Mich.; second, to Nancy A., daughter of John P. Rumsey, of Trumbull Corners, Tompkins county. Mr. Lockerby is the inventor of the Lockerby match box, the Lockerby barber trip and the Lockerby ball bearing caster, a peculiarly ingenious invention. He is also developing other ideas of value. He has compounded and placed on sale Lockerby's "Eczema and Dandruff Cure," which is pronounced a valuable preparation. Mr. Lockerby has had experience in many lines of business, although since 1870 he has been a barber. During a residence in Michigan some years since he was a head sawyer in the. large mifis at Sand Lake. In 1879 he located in Horseheads, and, with the exception of sixteen months passed in Chicago, that was his home until 1885, when he moved to Ithaca, where he was burned out, with a loss of all his property. In 1886 he come to Waverly. In 1889 he went to Tyrone and built the Lake House, which he conducted until 1892. Returning to Waverly, he has since been proprietor of a barber shop. His place of business is now 418 Waverly street. While in Horseheads Mr. Lockerby was a member of the Pioneer brass band and of the Pioneer Hose Co., and he is now a member of the order of American Firemen, belongs to the fire police of Waverly, and also to the Masonic fraternity.

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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