Biography of Horace E. Patch
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Patch, Horace E., was born in the town of Caroline, May 12, 1832. Nathan Patch, his father, was a native of Worcester, Mass., came to this country when quite young, marrying Mercy Perry, who was born in Peru, Berkshire county, Mass. They raised a family of seven children. Horace E., their third son, worked at home and attended the district school until he became of age, acquiring a good common school education. After that time he rented his father's farm until the year 1867; he then bought what was known as the Perry farm near Speedsville, and has since that time resided there, devoting his thought and energy to dairying and stock raising. In 1859 he was happily married to Olive Preston, a native of Caroline Center, who spent some time attending the Ithaca Academy, fitting herself for a teacher. Mr. and Mrs. Patch have but one child, Florence Luella, wife of O. H. Wright, a jeweler of Ithaca. She was educated in the High School of Ithaca. Mr. Patch is a Republican, having served his town six years as assessor. He is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, and has acted as their insurance director for the past eighteen years.

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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