Biography of William Mack
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Mack, William, was born in the town of Ulysses, November 3, 1832. The father of William was Daniel Mack, a son of Nathaniel, from whom the Mack settlement of the town of Ulysses was named. He conducted a distillery there for many years, and was the owner of what is now the Du Bois farm, which is a mile square. Daniel was a boat builder by trade and died in 1862, aged fifty four years. William was educated in the common schools, and followed farming until the age of sixteen. He then learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for forty three years. In 1873 he removed to Ithaca, and in 1874 went into partnership with J. S. Granger in the dry goods business, in which he was engaged for three years, then returned to his trade. This he followed till 1893, when he gave it up, and October 1 of that year established the Lyceum Billiard Room on West State street, the place containing six tables, and is finely fitted up. He is a Republican in politics, and for three terms was overseer of the poor. He is a member of Sidney Post G. A. R., No. 41, having served three years with the 109th N. Y. Volunteers during the war. In November, 1853, he married Catharine Carr, a native of England, and they have four daughters.

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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