Biography of Alsice W. Brower
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Brower, Aldice W., was born near Sodus Center December 23, 1844, and is a son of Myron, whose father, Peter Brower, was a native of New Jersey, his ancestors having come from Holland. He settled at Phelps, N. Y., at an early day and about 1830 purchased a farm about a mile south of Sodus Center where he engaged in farming. He served in the War of 1812. He was a leading member of the Sodus Center Baptist church, of which he was a deacon. He married Betsey Van Dusen at Phelps, and their children were: Cynthia, who married John Van Duzer and settled in Sodus; John was a miller and settled in Michigan, but later returned to Sodus where he died; Aaron settled in Sodus; Jane married Thomas Hopkins, of Sodus. Myron Brower settled in Sodus and was a farmer. He married Mary Taylor, and they had these children: Aldice W., Mary E., who married Walter Thornton, of Sodus and Bell, who married Charles Stell. Aldice W. was engaged in farming until 1872, when he became agent of the railroad at Sodus Center, which position he still holds. In 1881 he built a warehouse there, and has since been engaged in the produce business. He has been justice of the peace four years, supervisor of the town of Sodus three years, 1887, 1888, and 1889; and for several years has been notary public. In February, 1873, he was appointed postmaster at Sodus Center and held that office until July, 1893. He is a member of Sodus Lodge No. 392, F. & A. M., Wayne Chapter No. 276 and Zenobia Oommandery, No. 41, of Palmyra. In December, 1863, he enlisted in the 9th Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the war, He is a charter member of Dwight Post, G. A. R., of Sodus. He married in 1869 Urania Dennis, of Sodus.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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