STEPHEN S. WALLIS was the son of David B. Wallis and grandson of David Wallis, who
was county clerk of Tioga county from 1834 to 1843, and who represented an element of pioneership in the old historic
town of Tioga. Stephen S. was born May 10, Th65, and was the third of five children of David and Eleanor C. (Sharpe)
Wallis. He was brought up on a farm, educated in the district schools and at the Owego free academy, from the latter
of which he was graduated in June, 1884. On August 31, 1885, he began a course of law study in the office of Mead
& Darrow at Owego, N. Y., and at a general term held in Binghamton in September, 1888, he was admitted to the
bar. He practiced in F. A. Darrow's office until January 1st, 1893, then removed to his office on Lake street.
On February 1, 1896, the present firm of Wallis & Clifford was organized. Mr. Wallis was formerly a democrat;
was once the candidate of his party for the office of supervisor for the town of Tioga, and was also a candidate
for the office of special county judge. In 1894 he became a republican. On October 14, 1891, Stephen S. Walls married
Jeannette Light, daughter of Eli Light, of Tioga. They have three children.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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