Biography of William Hanford
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hanford, William, deceased, was born at Pompey Hill, Onondaga county, August 25, 1816. His parents came to Tompkins county in that year, and settled at McLean. William Han ford was educated in the common schools, to which he added through life by reading and observation, being pre eminently a self made man. At the age of twenty five he married Miss Altha C. Todd, daughter of James Todd, and they are the parents of one son, G. Elbridge Hanford, Our subject was one of the leading and prominent men of his town, identified in advancing its best interests, a firm supporter of the anti slavery movement even in its earliest days and at all times of the temperance cause. At his death, which occurred on January 18, 1893, his family and townspeople lost a firm friend and supporter of life's higher aims and interests, regretted by all who knew him. He had fulfilled his mission.

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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