Biography of Fred W. Osborn
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Osborn, Fred W., the subject of this sketch, was born in the village (now city) of Ithaca, July 19, 1849, was educated in the public schools, and is a farmer, gardener and nurseryman by occupation. September 29, 1872, he married Eliza M., daughter of Captain John C. Smith, of Farmer, Seneca county, and they have one adopted daughter, Nellie E., who is a successful school teacher, residing at home. Mrs. Osborn's father, Captain John C. Smith, was born in Friendship, N. J., November 19, 1825, and came to this locality with his parents when young. He was an architect and contractor. July 4, 1844, he married Persis M. Loomis, of Aurora, Cayuga county, and they had two children: Eliza M., as above noted, and Chester C. Mr Smith enlisted in 1864, in Company I, 111th New York Volunteers, as first lieutenant, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He died in Ovid, January 24, 1870, and his wife died October 23, 1879, aged fifty two. Mr. Osborn came to Jacksonville in 1880, and has been overseer of the poor in this part of the town four years. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and by integrity and industry they have gained a pleasant home where they now reside.

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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