Biography of George E. Underwood
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Underwood, George E.; was born in Groton, September 19, 1842. His father, Isaac Underwood, M.D., was a physician and farmer in the town, raising a family of nine children, and spending his life there, dying at the age of eighty eight years. George E. was educated in the common schools and finished in the Groton Academy under Professor Baldwin. At the age of twenty six he married Maru Morris, daughter of Zimri Morris of Lansing. He takes the Republican side in politics, and has served as justice of the peace for the past eleven years. He has taken an active interest in educational and religious matters, having been trustee of his church for the past fifteen years and being prominently identified in advancing the best interests of his town. In 1889 he inherited the farm property known as the Zimri Morris property of sixty acres, and the residence in the village. Our subject is one of the prominent citizens in his village, a man of sterling worth and integrity, who has proven by his life that his word is as good as his bond.

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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