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A History of Ovid New York Newspapers

The following information is an attempt to provide details into not only the history of Ovid New York newspapers, but also the sources available online and offline for the genealogist and historian to access the newspapers, or transcriptions therefrom. Newspapers remain a vital source of material for genealogists. They often provide vivid insight into the lives of our ancestors unlike other factual records.

Seneca County New York Cemeteries

The amount of information available for Seneca County New York cemeteries online is restricted to the number of volunteers willing to photograph and transcribe the records. There does not appear to be any one website which has a complete listing, and in fact, I would say overall there is still a lot of work to be done photographing and transcribing within Seneca County is any of you care to volunteer. The following is, however, the most complete listing available of online transcriptions and photographs.

Biographical Sketch of George C. Dorsey

George C. Dorsey, owner of a large wholesale produce business in Geneva, Ontario county, New York, is the son of Upton Dorsey, who was born in Hagerstown, Washington county, Maryland, in 1814. He removed from Seneca county to Geneva, New York, in 1838, and took a prominent part in the public affairs of his day, having served as justice of the peace for a number of terms. He died in 1856. George C. Dorsey was born in Ovid, Seneca county, New York, in 1834, and received his education in the common schools of Geneva, New York. For a number of years he worked on the home farm, then commenced his business career at the age of twenty-six years as a clerk in a grocery store. Subsequently he entered into a partnership with his elder brother, William A., in the grocery business, the firm operating under the name of W. A. Dorsey & Brother. This association was in force until 1866, when Mr. Dorsey bought out his brother and became the sole proprietor and manager of the business. In 1882 he retired from the grocery business and established himself as a wholesale produce merchant, with which enterprise he is identified at the present time (1910) . The business is in a very flourishing condition, and the integrity and upright and progressive business methods of Mr. Dorsey are evidenced in the fact that the annual sales show an ever-increasing amount. Mr. Dorsey is independent in his political views, and a member of the Episcopalian church. He married, 1864, Emma Bradley, born in Onondaga county, New York, 1845. Children: Charles B., born...

Biographical Sketch of Cornelius Wyckoff

(II) Cornelius, son of Abram Wyckoff, was born September 11, 1823, and died in 1894. He resided in the town of Ovid, Seneca county, and was a farmer all his active life. He married, November 17, 1847, Mary Ann Swarthout, who was born in Ovid, Seneca county, December 17, 1826, daughter of Ralph and Catharine (Hurd) (Voorhees) Swarthout. Children: John, born at Lodi, New York, August 27, 1848; Ella, born at Ovid, August 18, 1856; Edson, born at Ovid, December 21, 1858; Abram Ralph, mentioned elsewhere; Bertie, September 29,...

Biographical Sketch of Abram Wyckoff

(III) Abram Ralph, son of Cornelius Wyckoff, was born at Ovid, Seneca county, October 13, 1862. He attended the public schools of his native town and the academy and the high schools at Lodi and Ovid. He began to teach school and for several years followed that profession in the vicinity of his home. He began to study law in 1881, and was admitted to the bar in 1884. Since 1888 he has been practicing his profession. He was elected justice of the peace and served a number of years as magistrate and member of the town board of Geneva. He was village attorney for four years prior to 1898, when Geneva became a city. He was one of the three lawyers who drafted the charter for the city. He was elected the first city judge for a term of six years and was re-elected to a second term. While holding the office of judge he was appointed postmaster of Geneva by President Roosevelt, and has been reappointed by President Taft. He is a prominent and influential Republican. He is a member of Ark Lodge, No. 33, of Free Masons; of Geneva Chapter, No. 36, Royal Arch Masons; of Council, Royal and Select Masters; of Geneva Commandery, No. 29, Knights Templar; of the Mystic Shrine; of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 1054; of the Iroquois Club; the Masonic Club; and of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church. Mr. Wyckoff married, September 16, 1896, Ethel Agnes Catchpole, born in England, in the city of London. Children: Ralph Walter Grastone, born August 13, 1897; Mary Elizabeth, December 17,...

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