Biography of F. R. Willey
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Willey, F. R., was born in the town of Dryden, January 29, 1871, and was educated in the common schools, to which he has added by an intelligent course of reading and close observation. At the age of twenty he married Nettie Sager, of Dryden, and they are the parents of one daughter, Helen. He takes the Democratic side in politics, and an active interest in church and school matters. In 1892 he bought a half interest in the general merchandise stock of Shaver & Willey, and in 1893 purchased the interest of his brother, which he now conducts alone, having a large stock of dry goods, groceries, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps, and has doubled the volume of his business. Our subject is recognized in his town as a merchant of ability, and progressive ideas, taking a prominent part in advancing its best interests.

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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