Tichenor, William J., was born in the town of Hector, Tompkins county (now Schuyler) October 29, 1841, and came
to reside in Ulysses with his parents when a child. He was educated in the district schools and Trumansburgh Academy.
He was in the mercantile business three years and in the lumber business five years, and is now engaged in farming
near the village of Trumansburgh. He is one of the town's most prosperous men, and is a trustee of the Methodist
church. His first marriage occurred March 4, 1862, to Lovisa T., daughter of Ephraim S. Pratt, of of this town.
They had three children: Fred E., Huldah A. and Florence M. The son is a station agent on the Wisconsin Central
Railway at the present time, and the daughters reside at home. Mr. Tichenor married the second time January 6,
1891, Mrs. Henrietta Proper, nee Collins, of Iowa. Ephraim S., father of our subject, was born in Dutchess county,
near Poughkeepsie, May 19, 1809, and came to Hector with his parents in 1818. December 29, 1831, he married Maria
Meeks of that town, by whom he had four children: Erving C., Emily S., William J., and Benjamin F. Erving enlisted
as a soldier in the late war, in Co. C, 50th Engineers, N. Y. Vols., and died at Washington, D. C., October 3,
1862. Emily S. married Elijah Anderson of Port Dover, Ont., where they now reside. Benjamin F. married Elizabeth
Harpist, of Peoria, Ill., and they have one son, Frank H. Ephraim S. died December 27, 1889, and his wife September
17 of the same year. Our subject's first wife died September 24, 1889.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
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Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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