Oliver Crothers, son of William Crothers, was born in Phelps, December 12, 1819. He was engaged as a farmer until he removed to Newark in 1867, when he established himself in the malt business in which he was engaged until 1895, when he sold it and returned to his farm near Phelps. Two years later he again established a malting business with which he was identified until his retirement in 1895. He was active in public affairs of the communities in which he lived. He served as supervisor of the town of Arcadia and as president and trustee of the village of Phelps. In 1883 he built a block known as the Crothers Block. He married (first) Mary, daughter of Elihu and Betsey Ridley. Children: William L.; Carrie C., married Dr. J. H. Hassett; Mare, married W. K. McCoy, superintendent of the eastern division of the West Shore railroad. He married (second) Eunice Nye, and by her had Nellie, who married Stuart Prichard.
Biographical Sketch of Oliver Crothers
MLA Source Citation:Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 6 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-york/biographical-sketch-of-oliver-crothers.htm - Last updated on May 21st, 2011
Contribute to the Conversation!
Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.
You must be logged in to post a comment.