Biography of F. C. Vorhis
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Vorhis, F. C., was born in Spencer, Tioga county, August 24,1861. Andrew C., his father, was a native of Spencer also, where he followed farming until 1877, at which, time he bought the old grist mill at Brookton, and was in partnership with his brother for two years, then from 1879 to 1887 he was sole proprietor. After this he was succeeded by his two sons, the business being conducted under the firm name of Vorhis Brothers. This continued till April 1, 1893. The old mill burning down January 28, 1889, they sold the water dam to Frederick Bates, and he built the new mill now standing on the old site. The firm was afterwards Bates, Vorhis & Company for a year then the Voorhis boys in 1890 bought out Mr. Bates's interest, and since 1893 our subject has conducted the business himself, buying out his brother. The capacity of the mill is fifty barrels of flour each day, fifty barrels of buckwheat in the same time. They will run another mill in connection soon. Mr. Vorhis is a member of the Congregational church, and in politics he is Democratic.

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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