Biography of Frederick E. Lyford
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





FREDERIC E. LYFORD, the popular president of the First National bank of Waverly, was born in Waterville, Me., January 26, 1853, the son of Albert and Phebe (Bates) Lyford. In 1860, when but seven years of age, he came to Waverly to become a member of the family of his brother in law, Prof. A. J. Lang, and from that time he has been resident here. He was educated at Waverly institute, and had the advantages of the refining influences of the elevated home life of Prof. Lang's household, of which he was a member. He also lived with his sister, Mrs. Lang, after the death of Mr. Lang in 1870, until his marriage in 1877. In 1871 he entered the First National bank as bookkeeper, and, by regular advancement, now fills its highest office. His financial education was here acquired, under the supervision of Howard and Richard A. Elmer, and he has done credit to his able instructors. Mr. Lyford's active business life has precluded him from politicai aspirations, although he has ever been an energetic and unswerving republican. He has served on the board of trustees of the village one year as president, and two years as president of the board of education, of which he is now a member, having been reelected for the third time. He has, morever, been connected with numerous enterprises of business and financial importance, is the present president of the Sayre (Pa.) banking company, and has been the treasurer of the Sayre land company and of the Sayre water company. Mr. Lyford has been twice married; first, on September 19, 1877, with Cora B., daughter of Hovey E. and Harriet P. (Bristol) Lowman, who died on April 3, 1888. Children: Harriet Winifred, Charles Albert, Percy Lang. On March 24, 1891, his second marriage oócurred, the lady being Jane. L., daughter of James and Sarah J. (Satterlee) Lemon. Their children are Frederic E. and Katharine VanEtten Lyford. Mr. Lyford is a member of the Presbyterian church.

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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