Biography of Judge Jerome Rowe
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Rowe, Judge Jerome, deceased, was a native of Berkshire county, Mass., was educated at Union College, and followed teaching till 1857, when he took up the study of law. He was a man of very extended education, being the master of seven languages, and he practiced his profession in Ithaca for twenty one years. He was a soldier in the late war, leading the first company from this county as their captain. Since his death his wife, Mrs. Fannie P. Rowe, has taken up the work he left undone, and has become a pension attorney of considerable prominence, having made a specialty of rejected claims. It was her first intention only to prove her own claim, but her successful securing of it and others for some of her friends, induced her to follow it as a profession, and she has been very successful. Mrs. Rowe was appointed by Governor Hill as notary public in 1885, and has held the office continuously since. Judge Rowe died July 30, 1878, leaving four children, three now living. Bertrand P. is a graduate of Cornell, class of 1892; Anna M. is a teacher in Central School, and Mildred L. is a student at the Grammar School.

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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