Biography of Aaron P. Stores
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





AARON PUTNAM STORES, who is mentioned among the old business men of the county seat, was born in Mansfield. Conn., September 18, 1812, and was the son of Rev. Samuel Porter and Sally Putnam Storrs. Aaron came to Owego in 1827, in company with his uncle, Rev. Aaron Putnam. He attended school and prepared for college, but relinquished his original intention and in 1835 opened a hardware and drug store in the village. The firm was Allen & Storrs, and their place of business was on the corner where now stands the large store of A. P. Storrs & Co. The various changes in partnership which took place during Mr. Storrs' long business career in Owego are told in the village chapter and need not be repeated here, and it is suificient simply to say, as the older merchants of Owego have many times said, that Aaron P. Storrs was looked upon as one of the most honorable, straightforward and capable business men who ever engaged in mercantile trade in the county; that he was a man of sterling worth and integrity, generous and public spirited, with an open hand and purse for every worthy cause. Mr. Storrs was in active business to the time of his death, September 9, 1888. In politics he was a whig and abolitionist and later a firm republican. Early in life he became a member of the Presbyterian church, and at the time of his death had been an elder for thirty years. His wife, with whom he was married in 1842, was Francis Camp, sister to the late George Sidney Camp. Their children were Ida F., John Gardner, who died in 1875; Aaron Putnam, a business man of Owego; Laura W., wife of George I. Hansel.

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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