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Biographical Sketch of Leslie George Loomis

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Leslie George, second son and fifth child of George (3) and Hannah Maria (Ketcham) Loomis, was born in Farmington, Ontario county, New York, April 9, 1857, His school education was a thorough one and he was graduated from the Canandaigua Academy. He commenced his business career as a bookkeeper in October, 1876, and in 1878 became a member of the firm of E. S. Norton, wholesale produce dealers. Four years later he formed a partnership with W. C. Woodworth, in the same line of business, the firm being Loomis & Woodworth, with offices at Victor, New York. The business was conducted in a flourishing manner until August 1, 1907, when Mr. Woodworth retired, and Mr. Loomis admitted his son, L. G., Jr., to membership in the firm, the style being changed to its present form, L. G. Loomis & Son. Mr. Loomis has always been a staunch supporter of the Democratic party, and was commissioned postmaster of Victor, New York, by President Grover Cleveland, serving in this office four years from 1895. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian church at Victor.

Mr. Loomis married, in Newark, Wayne county, New York, June 4, 1884, Delia Mary, born in Marion, New York, February 16, 1859, daughter of Theodore and Clarinda (Wallace) Hunt, the former a farmer, and sister of William Henry Hunt. Children: Leslie George, Jr., born July 5, 1885, was graduated from the Victor high school in 1902, and from Williams College in 1906, and is now (1910) a member of the firm of L. G. Loomis & Son; Harry Hunt, born May 16, 1889, was graduated from the Victor high school in 1907, and is now (1910) a member of the class of 1912 of Williams College; Dorothy Peters, born January 27, 1894, is at present a student at the Victor high school.

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