Biography of Ellis W. Cady
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Cady, Ellis W., was born in Dryden, September 25, 1860, and is a grandson of Hon. Elias W. Cady of that town. He was educated in the public schools and graduated from Dryden High School, taking a four years course in preparation for Cornell University. He changed his plans however, and went west, where he remained ten years, part of the time being spent in the wholesale grocery trade. April 29, 1886, he married Hattie Kyle, of New Orleans, La., and they have one daughter. Florence K. Mrs. Cady's father, David O. Kyle, was born in Mississippi, January 5, 1840. He was a planter and attorney by occupation. He married January 2, 1858, Mary Ward, a native of Memphis, Tenn., and they had four children: Thomas O., Chadhurn, Leola B., Hattie. Both maternal and paternal sides of the house belonged to the best families of the South. Mr. Cady's father, Charles, was born at the old home in Dryden, and married Nancy Hues, of Dryden, by whom he had four children: Emma, who died young; Ellis W., Edward C., and Daniel E. Mr. Cady is now a resident of Auburn, N. Y., an enterprising produce dealer, doing business. under the firm name of Cady & Thorne, one of the largest concerns in the country, his son Ellis doing a fine business here in the same line. Hon. Elias Cady, the grandfather, served the town (Dryden) as supervisor several terms, and represented the county in the State Legislature in 1850 and 1857.

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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