Biography of Cass Florence
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Florence, Cass, a liveryman of Dundee, is a native of this county, born May 20, 1854, and is a son of Floyd and Elizabeth (Swarts) Florence, both natives of New York and married in this county. Five children were born of this union, viz.: Cass, the oldest son; Lucy, wife of James Moor; Lydia, wife of Eugene Miller; Emma, wife of Loyd Wheeler; and William. Mr. Florence was a farmer, and Cass was reared on a farm. He married, March 6, 1881, Flora Williamson, a native of this county, born in 1859. Mr. Florence farmed with his father until the fall of 1872, when he commenced braking on the L. S. & M. S. R. R., where he remained until 1877, when he served on the Michigan Central for one year, then returned to Dundee and engaged in farming until 1887, when he formed a partnership with Amos Houck in the livery business at Dundee, in which he has been engaged ever since. They have thirteen head of good horses, and receive their share of patronage.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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