Biography of Albert W. Force
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Force, Albert W., was born in Bergen county, N. J., April 29, 1834, a son of Edward B. Force, a manufacturer of woolen goods, who died when Albert was sixteen years old. The latter came to Seneca county to serve an apprenticeship at the wagonmaker's trade, which business he followed for seven years, and in 1861 he moved to Trumansburgh, working at boat building until 1865, and then went into a machine shop, where he remained until 1870, when he moved to Ithaca and filled the position of foreman with the Ithaca Agricultural Works for fifteen years. He has followed various employmeats since that time, spending the last four years in the store of Collins & Johnson. Mr. Force has been prominent among Masons in this county since June, 1855, his initiation having been in Fanner Lodge No. 183 in Seneca county. He has passed all the chairs in the Blue Lodge Chapter, Council and Comm andery. December 28, 1858, he married Eliza J. Hopkins of Farmer, and they have two children: Edward B. of Waterloo, N. Y., and Anna Force.

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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