Biography of C. D. Williams
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Williams, C. D., was born in the town of Virgil, August 19, 1847, and was educated in the common and graded schools. After leaving school he learned the marble cutter's trade, which he followed at the bench for eighteen years, doing business for himself. In 1872 he came to the town of Dryden and established a marble and granite works, importing his own stock, and also handling all varieties of native stone, and having also a large plant at Trumansburgh. At the age of twenty four he married Miss Emma A. Trapp, daughter of Jesse Trapp, of Virgil, and they have two sons: George and Charles, jr. He takes the Republican side in politics and although he has passed a very busy business life, he has found time to take an active interest in religious and educational matters, having been a member of the Board of Education of Dryden for the past ten years. The eldest son, George, first graduated from the Dryden High School, and evincing talent in elocution he then went to the New England Conservatory of Music and Elocution at Boston, from which he graduated in June, 1894, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

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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