(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, 1901.