Biography of William A. Simons
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Simons, William A., was born in Dryden, September 7, 1848. His father, Adam, with his. grandfather, Benjamin Simons, came to Dryden in 1808, and settled on lot 67, where their descendants now reside and which has been in the family for the past eighty six years. William A. Simons received his education in the common schools to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. He married at the age of twenty four, Helen S. Cole, daughter of Joseph Cole, who passed away March 17, 1890. Our subject is one of the progressive intelligent men of his town, where he is identified in the leading events of his day and is recognized as a man of sterling worth and character and as a practical 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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