Niagara County

1897 Biography - George B. Holdridge

Holdridge, George B., was born in the town of Royalton, July 6. 1828. His father, Darius Holdridge, was a native of New London, Conn., and came to Genesee county in 1819, where he met his wife, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac Bishop. They moved into the town of Royalton in 1821, where he was identified as a farmer; in 1831 they moved into the village, where he carried on the cooper's trade for eight years and then returned to his farm; he died in 1866. George B. Holdridge was educated in the common schools and through life has been a practical and successful farmer. In 1867 he married Octavia E., daughter of Daniel R. Smith. Mrs. Holdridge died July 2, 1872, and in 1880 he married Mrs. Ellen Kingsley, daughter of Adam Gastin, and they have one daughter, Mrs. Matie E. Waters. Mr. Holdridge has served as supervisor three terms, highway commissioner six years and assessor three years; he is recognized as a man of sterling integrity, whose judgment is sought and respected by all who know him.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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