Biography of Fred L. Vanostrand
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Vanostrand, Fred L., a native of Marion, born August 29, 1834, is the second of nine children of Charles and Sally (Sanford) Vanostrand. Her father, Stephen Sanford, one of the pioneers of Marion, came from Tiverton, R. I., and settled in Marion when twenty one years of age. The grandfather was Charles, who spent most of his life in Saratoga county and died aged ninety four years. The father was bound to millwright trade at the age of fourteen, and at the age of twenty one went to Canada. He built the first saw mill in Mexico. and put up the first thrasher in Western New York. He died in Marion in 1874, aged seventy seven. The mother still survives. Subject was reared on the farm and educated at the Marion Institute. He married in 1858 Lydia, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Dean, of Marion, and they have one son and one daughter: Byron D. and Mary H. Byron married Eva Brown, and is county superintendent of public schools in Marion, Kan.; is a graduate of Cornell University, and is also a practicing lawyer. Re is superintendent of city schools of Marion, Kan. Mr. Vanostrand has always followed farming. his home being in Marion, but has spent some time in Kansas. He carries on general fanning and fruit growing, also dairying. He is a member of the Grange, also a member of the A. O. U. W., and of Marion Lodge No. 296.

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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