Biography of Charles Perrigo
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Perrigo, Charles, was born at Canajoharie, September 22, 1817, the son of Martin B. Perigee, a tanner, currier and shoemaker. At the age of nineteen Charles was apprenticed to a founder at Genoa, where he worked four years, and afterwards at Skaneateles and Geneva. In 1849 he came to Groton and started a foundry, now a part of the Bridge Company's extensive works. For about thirty seven years Mr. Perrigo cooducted a highly successful business, and during that time was also identified with other prominent interests of the village. In 1865 he was one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Groton, was its first president and held that position until January 14, 1890. He retired from active business life about seven years ago. In 1844 Charles Perigee married Adelia Jessup, by whom he had one child, Urania, wife of Charles S. Barney, of Groton His wife died in 1853, and in 1855 he married Fanny Jessup, sister in law of his first, by whom he had two children, both of whom died during childhood. His second wife died in 1861, and he married third, Minnie S. Williams, sister of Professor Williams, of Cornell University, by whom he has one child, now the Fife of Alvin Booth. The third wife died April 19, 1898. Mr. Perigee was originally a Whig, later a Republican, and was one of the organizers of the latter, party in the country. Although an earnest partisan Mr. Perrigo has not been in any sense a politician. He was at one time a member of the Board of Education, and also president of the Board of Water Commissioners of Groton village.

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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