Biography of Azel Lawrence
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Lawrence, Azel, was born in Otsego county, N. Y., December 31, 1822. His father came to Tompkins in 1835. Azel Lawrence was educated in the common schools to which he has added through life by reading and close observation and is preeminently a self educated and self made man. At the age of twenty seven he married Mary A., daughter of Isaac S. Smith, who was a very prominent contractor and builder in the town. They are the parents of one daughter, Mrs. May I. Elston, of Ithaca. In 1855 he bought the Isaac S. Smith farm of 110 acres, raising hay, grain and stock. He takes the Democratic side in politics and an active interest in educational and religious matters. Our subject is one of the leading and substantial men of his town, of conservative character and recognized integrity. He has been a director in the Dryden and Groton Fire Insurance Company for twelve years, and is identified with the best interests of the town.

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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