Biography of S. D. Ouan
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Ouan, S. D., was born in the town of Dryden, September 2, 1833. His father, Samuel, came from Ireland when a young man, located in Dryden, where our subject was educated in the district school, but his father dying when he was eleven years of age, he was soon taken from school and put to work on the farm. At the age of twenty seven he married Martha A. Snyder, daughter of Joseph Snyder, of Dryden, and they have a daughter, Minnie, who is a graduate of the Ithaca High School. Our subject is a Democrat in politics and takes a great interest in all questions of the day, both political and educational. In 1861 he came to the town of Ithaca, where he bought the Abram Bates farm, now known as Lake View farm, of 147 acres, and he raises large quantities of hay, grain and stock. He is one of the largest farmers in the town, a conservative man, and a practical and successful farmer.

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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