Biography of Hermon V. Bostwick
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bostwick, Hermon V., was born in the town of Enfield, December 1, 1841, a son of Orson Bostwick. The latter was a native of Connecticut, born in New Milford in 1804, who came into this county about 1828, buying a square mile of land in Enfield, which had a fine growth of timber (pine), and which brought him a large profit. He was the father of four children, two who reached adult age: William L. Bostwick, a cashier of the custom house, and our subject. Hermon V. was educated in Ithaca Academy, where he prepared for college, and entered Hamilton College with the class of '64. He then managed his father's farm, and in the spring of 1865 came to Ithaca, and was for two years engaged in grain dealing and building boats for the canal in partnership with Willard King. While so engaged he also established a cooperage business, which he has ever since conducted. Mr. Bostwick is a Republican in politics. He has always been prominent in church work, is now treasurer and jtlnior church warden in St. John's church. He is a member of the Sigma Phi fraternity and of the Protective Police of the Fire Department. In 1867 Mr. Bostwick married Emily Dibble, a native of Michigan, and they have three children living: Charles D., who graduated in Course in Arts, class of 1892, and is now in the Law Department of Cornell University; and a son and daughter who are students.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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