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 in Geneva, 1865, resides in Geneva, New York; Florence, married Arthur G. Dove, and resides in Westport, Connecticut.

MLA Source Citation:

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. Web. 28 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 14th, 2011

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