Biography of F. S. Wilder
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Wilder, F. S., was born in Russell., St. Lawrence county, N. Y., June 19, 1850, the son of Brutus and Lucy Townsend Wilder, he born in Orwell, Oswego county, October 13, 1828, and she in Philadelphia. Mr. Wilder came to Philadelphia in 1844. and engaged as clerk in a drug store until 1849, when he came to Russell and began farming. He came to Williamson in 1865, and engaged in farming, and now owns a small farm. He was assessor in Russell for five years. Our subject was reared on a farm, and educated in Marion Academy. He learned the tinsmith trade, and bought out a tin shop in Marion, then went to Newark, and was in partnership there with his brother, John P., in the hardware business. In 1879 Mr. Wilder came to Williamson and engaged in the hardware business, and has been very successful. Mr. Wilder has been town clerk since 1887. He is a member of the Pultneyville Lodge, No. 159, F. & A. M., the K. O. P. M., and the Protective Life Association of Rochester. In 1879 he married Eliza Howell, a native of Marion, and daughter of Israel Howell, and they have had two children, Lula M., Elmer B.

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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