Biography of William F. George
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





George, William F., was born in the town of Alexandria, Jefferson county. February 3, 1861, the oldest son of James J., also a native of that county. Our subject was educated in the public schools of Redwood, and at the age of eighteen went to clerk in the station of the Utica and Black River Railroad at Redwood. Three years later he started to learn the trade of glassamaker, first as helper, then gatherer, and rose to be a journeyman blower in 1884. In 1882 he removed to Ithaca, where he entered the employ of the Ithaca Glass Company; and then spent one season at Monongahela City, since which time he has resided in Ithaca. He is a Democrat, and in 1893 was elected alderman of the Third Ward, which office he now holds. He is the chief preceptor of Local Assembly No. 300, K. of L. In 1882 he married Jennie Pickert of Redwood, and they have five children. In 1883 Mr. George established a store at 51 Hancock street, which he still conducts. the stock consisting of groceries and provisions, bake stuffs and workingmen's clothes.

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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