French, Edwin C., was born in Dryden, June 13, 1859, and was educated in the Graded Union School of Dryden.
At the age of twenty seven he married Miss Jennie L. Sperry, daughter of Charles J. Sperry. In the year 1879 he
went into partnership with his father in the general line of hardware, and is now a member of the firm of C. French
& Son. In 1887 in connection with his brother-in-law, Chas. H. Sperry, he opened a furniture store in the village
of Dryden, and in 1892 he opened a branch store in the village of Moravia, and in each town stood at the head of
this line in business, carrying the largest, stock and finest goods in this line in each town, their business motto
being, Attention and courtesy to all," and fine goods at a small margin of profit. Under their management
they are now doing five times as much buriness as they did in 1887. While leading an active business life, Mr.
French finds time to take an active interest in educational and religious matters March 1, 1894, Mr. French sold
his interest in the Moravia store to his partner and became The sole proprietor of the Dryden store, and the firm
of French & Son, hardware dealers, became E. C. & J. R. French.
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
Tompkins County, NY
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