Biography of Charles L. Crothers
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Crothers, Charles L., is a son of the late Lyman Crothers, who was born in Phelps, March 23, 1814, educated in the common schools, and married, January 12, 1858, S. Jane Ridley, of the town of Phelps, by whom he had five children: Clara, Charles L., Elmer, Homer A. and Mary A. Charles married Jennie Nicholoy, of Newark; Mary married William McCoy, of Syracuse. Lyman's father, William, was born in Scotland in 1784 and came to the United States at the age of thirteen. He married Eunice Dunham, formerly of Massachusetts, and they had six children: Louisa, Lyman, Sophia, Amanda, Oliver and Albert. Mrs. Crothers's father,Elihu Ridley. was also born in the town of Phelps about 1810, and married Betsey Harmon of his native town, by whom he had nine children: Nathan S., Jane, David, Lydia, Charles, Mary, Charlotte, Emma and Eva, the two latter twins. Mr. Ridley died in 1860 and his wife in 1888.

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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