Biography of William O. Church
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Church, William O., is the only son of the late Hiram Church, who was a pioneer of Wolcott, a successful business man, of liberal views and wide information. He came from Massachusetts to Wolcott when two years of age with his father, Osgood Church, who was the first supervisor of Wolcott. He died in 1889, at the age of eighty four years. He was born February 22, 1847. William O. Church graduated from Falley Seminary in 1865, and two years later entered into partnership with his father. He was for many years a prime mover in the large mercantile interests of Wolcott, but is now retired from active business. He married in 1867 Sarah E., daughter of Professor Bragdon, of Lima, N. Y., and their only child, Belle B., born February 16, 1876, died in infancy.

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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