Biography of Frank D. Woodford
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Woodford, Frank D., was born in the town of Danby, October 14, 1847, the youngest son and only one living of the five children of Reuben Woodford, a native of Connecticut, who came to this county in 1830 and engaged in farming in Danby. He died May 22, 1879, at seventy two years of age. The mother of our subject, Anna Clark, was also a native of Connecticut, and resides in Ithaca at eighty one years of age. Frank D. Woodford was educated at the common schools and Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, and pursued a three years undergraduate course in Cornell University, from 1868 to 1871. He followed teaching for about twelve years, and was principal of East Setauket Union School on Long Island for five years. He was one year principal of Trumansburgh Academy and Union School. In 1881 he was appointed agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, and conducted an office in Trumansburgh until 1886. In 1889 he removed to Ithaca, where he has ever since been the representative of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. He married in 1871 Mary A, Woodruff, of Ithaca, and they have three children living. Mrs. Anna Clarke Woodford died at her son's residence January 24, 1894. She was converted at the age of twelve, joined the M. E. Church, and has always proved a faithful and efficient Christian.

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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