Biography of P. F. Sisson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sisson, P. F., was born in Seneca Falls October 6, 1839, a son of Philip Sisson, a native of this county, born in Danby in 1808, and from here, after reaching his majority, he went west for a short time. He next located in Seneca Falls. He is a builder by trade, but since 1868 he has owned a farm on the bank of Cayuga Lake. Of his eight children our subject was the oldest son. He was educated in Seneca Falls Academy after leaving which he was for one year a clerk in the post office at Seneca Falls. After spending six months in Chicago and one year in New York he came, in 1862, to Ithaca, engaging in boat building which he followed two years. He was then in the manufactory of Mr. Hickson nine years. Then R. B. Williams, W. L. Bostwick and Mr. Sisson went into the sash and blind business, which existed for two years, then Mr. Williams dropped out, and it was conducted by the remaining partners for two years. It was then turned over to the Ithaca Organ & Piano Company, of which Mr. Sisson was secretary and treasurer eight years. He was five years with the receiver, George R. Williams, and on August 1, 1889, he bought the merchant tailoring establishment of H. K. Jones, and now employs seventeen hands, carrying a very complete line of goods. He is experienced in tailoring and does a successful business. Mr. Sisson is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Eagle Chapter, St. Augustine Commandery. He is a Republican, and has been president of the village of Ithaca. In 1864 Mr. Sisson married Eliza S. Hill of Ithaca, and they have three children.

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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