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1897 Biography - Frank E. Button

Button, Frank E., Somerset, was born in the town of Somerset July 7, 1855, and when eight years old he moved with his parents to the Settlement Road, near Gasport, where he remained until he was of age. He then went to Nebraska, where he remained eight years, then to Dakota, remaining there nearly three years, when he returned to Yates county, N. Y., where he remained two years, and then came to Somerset, where he has since resided. February 17, 1880, he married Theressie Benn, daughter of John and Mary Benn, natives of Ireland and both dead. Mr. and Mrs, Button have four children: Arnold E., born May 9, 1881; Mildred E., born April 26, 1884; Mary A., born October 14, 1886, and Burnice, deceased, born October 10, 1892; died in infancy. Mr. Button has a well improved and highly cultivated farm of 132 acres, with thirty acres of orchard, apple, pear, peach and plum, growing large quantities of each. His father was born in Clinton county September 6, 1822, and moved to Somerset, settling on the farm now owned by Stephen Houpt and J. Townsend, about fifty years ago. He was married three times and by his first wife had five children: Clarence, Frank E., Libbie, Etta, and Ida, deceased. He has two children by his third wife, Ellis and Olive He now lives near Gasport.

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