Biography of James Riker
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JAMES RIKER, who is still well remembered in Waverly as a historian of rare ability, and also the author of several high class miscellaneous works, and who is also specially remembered and respected by reason of permitting his valuable library to be enjoyed by the public, was a native of New York city, and there attained his greatest celebrity as literateur. He came to Waverly about 1869, and lived in the village to the time of his death, July 3, 1889. He was a member of many noted historical and literary societies, and, withal, a man of marked ability and learning. This much, at least, in the annals of the county, is due to Mr. Riker's memory, although he was not specially associated with local history other than mentioned above.

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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