Location: Seneca New York

Biographical Sketch of Joseph Tuttle

(VI) Joseph (4), son of Benjamin Tuttle, came with his father to Seneca, Ontario county, before 1793. He helped to clear the land and build a home for the family. He was one of the sturdy pioneers who laid the foundations of civilization in this section. He married and had children : Richard T., Elizabeth, Catherine, Reed and Anson...

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Biographical Sketch of Anson S. Tuttle

(VII) Anson S., son of Joseph (4) Tuttle, was born in Seneca, August 9, 1822, and died in 1902. He was educated in the district schools, and after his father sold his farm he followed the trade of carpenter and woodworker. He was pattern maker and woodworker for some years in the railroad shops at Canandaigua, New York. He married, October 7, 1856, Amanda M. Smith, who was born on the Smith homestead, now (1910) owned by Richard A. Tuttle, mentioned elsewhere. Her father, Wilmarth Smith, was born on the same farm, April 13, 1792. Wilmarth Smith married, in 1812, Saloma Eddy, of Northampton, Massachusetts, and they had eleven children. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Jonathan Smith, father of Wilmarth, was born at North Addison, Vermont, in 1770, married Lydia Wilmarth, of that town, and had Wilmarth, Asa, Orrin and Amanda Smith. Children of Wilmarth and Saloma Smith: Dolly, Daniel P., Chloe P., Abel W., Annie H., Lydia E., Nancy H., Amanda M., mentioned above, Mary M., Darius C. and Orrin M. B. Smith. Children of Anson S. and Amanda M. (Smith) Tuttle : 1. Caroline A., married Carl C. Herendeen, of Macedon. 2. Annie I., married Edward W. Stephenson, of Farmington. 3. Mary A., married Charles W. Herendeen. 4. Joseph W., mentioned elsewhere. 5. Richard A., mentioned elsewhere. 6. Nettie E., died December 17,...

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Biographical Sketch of C. Willard Rice

C. Willard, only son of Edward H. and Lucy (Dixon) Rice, was born in Seneca, New York, June 2, 1872. His preparatory education was acquired in the Canandaigua Academy, and he then became a student at Hamilton College, from which institution he was graduated. For a number of years he was engaged in teaching, and served as supervisor of schools at Seneca Falls for a period of six years. He was admitted to the bar in 1907, and immediately opened offices in Geneva, New York, where he is still located. He is a supporter of the Democratic party, and has served the city as alderman and...

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Biography of Frank Rice

The present work would be incomplete were it not to record the life of Frank Rice, an eminent lawyer of Canandaigua, Ontario county, New York, who has risen to a position in the first ranks of his profession by a series of successful efforts, who has achieved prominence as a statesman and whose tenure of office has always been beneficial to his city, state and country. Frank Rice was born in Seneca, Ontario county, New York, January 15, 1845. His preparatory education was acquired in the Geneva Classical and Union School and Canandaigua Academy, and he then matriculated at Hamilton College, from which institution he was graduated in 1868. Subsequently he read law in Canandaigua, and was admitted to the bar in June. 1870. His rise in his chosen profession was a rapid and uninterrupted one and soon after his admission to the bar he became clerk in the surrogate’s office, a position he filled with success for several years. He was elected to the office of district attorney of Ontario county in the fall of 1875, reelected in 1878. holding the office altogether for a period of six years. In 1882 he was elected a member of the assembly, and reelected the following year. In the fall of 1884 he was elected to the office of county judge, resigning this honor at the expiration of five years in...

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