Biography of Frank A. Warner
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Warner, Frank A., was born in the village of Ithaca, September 4, 1843, the second son of Seth Warner, a native of Vermont, who came to this village in 1829 and engaged in the boot and shoe business, in which he continued the most of his life. He died May 1, 1882, aged seventy five years. Frank A. was educated in the old Ithaca Academy under Professor Carr. After leaving school he engaged in the boot and shoe business, being located where C. M. Stanley now is. He married in 1864 Arvilla Kellogg, daughter of Joseph Kellogg, and joined the firm of W. H. Kellogg & Co., manufacturers of tobacco and cigars, selling out to Farraud & Platts in 1866. He then removed to Jamestown, N. Y., and engaged in the same business, returning to Ithaca in 1868. Soon after he established a grocery at 56 and 58 West State street, which has been gradually changed to a general dry goods and wall paper store, and is doing a large and prosperous trade, They have six children, the son (who is the eldest) is in the store with his father; Maic, the eldest daughter was married in 1891 to L. L. Spafford, of Tampa, Fla., where they now reside; leaving four daughters at home.

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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