Biography of Ezra M. Van Duyne
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Van Duyne, Ezra M., living two and one half miles north of the village, is the son of Abraham W. and Sarah Van Duyne, of Phelps, N. Y., was born in Palmyra, Wayne county, N. Y., September 19, 1849, he being one of eight children, two living in Wayne county, Ezra and Smith Van Duyne, the latter living at Butler. Ezra was educated at the Phelps Union School, attending winters and working on the farm during the summer months; was married, February 11, 1874, to Hattie A., oldest daughter of Daniel Harrington, of Savannah. The years intervening 1874 and 1883 were passed in Butler. Mrs. Ezra Van Duyne now occupies the home in which she was born, rebuilt, however, in 1864, where her parents settled in the year of 1847, it being at that time a wilderness. Her great graudfather, William Harrington, was the first white settler in Butler. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Van Duyue, are: George H., born November 12, 1874, Della A., who died in infancy, and Bertha, born August 17, 1882. Mr. Van Duyne is a Republican, and both he and his wife are members of the church of the disciples at Butler. The parents of Mr. Van Duyne are both dead, his mother dying March 26, 1881, his father coming to Savannah at the deathof his wife to reside. In May, 1887, he was severely injured in a railway accidents from which he never fully recovered, his death occurring September 2, 1887.

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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