Biography of Cassius Aldrich
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(VIII) Cassius R., son of Urial Aldrich, was born in Wayne county, New York, October 15, 1839. He was educated in the Farmington district schools. At the age of eighteen years he began to learn the trade of mason in Farmington. After two years he came to Victor, where he worked at his trade for many years. In the spring of 1904 he bought a farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres a short distance out of the village of Victor. In recent years he has been assisted in the management of the farm by his son, Milton U. Aldrich. In politics Mr. Aldrich is a Republican. He was a trustee of the village of Victor for four years. He is a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Victor and one of the trustees.
He married, October 14, 1869, Cornelia Bartles, born in Monroe county, New York, September 16, 1843, daughter of John W. and Mary (Bowers) Bartles. Her father was born in 1811, died in 1893; her mother died in 1873. Her brother, Norman P. Bartles, was born in 1834, married Esther Aldrich and he died in 1867; her sister, Julia A. Bartles, was born in 1836, married John H. Gilbert, of Palmyra, Wayne county, and had one child, Carrie, who lives in Texas; her sister Julia A. died in 1867; her sister, Mary E. Bartles, was born in November, 1838, married A. B. Cooper and had one child, Eva Cooper; her sister, Ardella Bartles, was born October 18, 1840, died in 1863; Mrs. Aldrich’s twin sister, Cordelia Bartles, was born September 16, 1843, married C. W. Lane and had one child, Blanche; her brother, George Bartles, born in 1846, married Martha (Gardiner) Cooper; her brother, Frank Bartles, born October 27, 1850, died December 28, 1908, unmarried. Philip Bartles was the father of John W. and grandfather of Mrs. Aldrich. Philip Bartles married Margaret Shute, of German descent. Peter Bowers was the father of Mary (Bowers) Bartles. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich had but one child, Milton U., born at Victor, September j2, 1870, married, November, 1893, Kate Cornford, born September 30, 1871, in Michigan, daughter of William and Catharine (Chandler) Cornford. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Milton U. Aldrich: Helen C., born October 4, 1895; Louise C., September 30, 1899; Gerald, February 8, 1902.