Biography of Frederick P. Randolph
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Randolph, Frederick P., was born in the town of Ithaca, November 22, 1836, a son of Isaac, a native of Dutchess county, who came here in 1809, a mason and builder by trade. Among his buildings may be mentioned the old Town Hall, and the residence built for General Hubbell on Geneva street. He died here in 1873, aged eighty four years. Frederick P. was the third son in a family of seven children, and his whole life has been spent in this city. At the age of seventeen he was apprenticed to Henry H. Moore to learn the carpenter's trade, serving three years and eight months, and after his time expired he remained two years longer. He was a journeyman carpenter about four years, then took his first building contract at the age of twenty five. Among some of the buildings for which he contracted may be mentioned the residences of O. G. Howard, Mrs. Vail, D. W. Burdick, and the Unitarian church, the Reed block, Hollister hotel, and the annex of the High School. He is a Republican and a member of Aurora Street Methodist Church, of which he was for many years a trustee. In 1854 he married Adelaide, daughter or Selah T. Benjamin, a harness maker, of this town. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph had one daughter, Mary Ella, who died November 18, 1866, aged twelve years. He has a fine residence, with office in the rear, built in 1875.

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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