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BINGHAM, Augustus W.

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BINGHAM, Augustus W.

Posted: 10 Jul 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 25 Mar 2002 3:13PM GMT
Augustus W. Bingham, "Van Buren, was born near Hartford, Conn., July 22, 1825. Horace B., his father, came to Onondaga Co. in 1836, and in 1837 purchased the property where his descendants now reside. He married Emmline, daughter of Daniel Jones, by whom he had five children, two of whom are now living. Mr. Bingham was a prominent man of his town and filled many offices of trust. He died in 1867, aged 67 years. Augustus W. engaged in farming, raising large amounts of hay, grain, stock and tobacco. He filled the offices of supervisor three terms, justice of the peace twenty-six years, and postmaster for twenty-three years. He was appointed inspector of the Onondaga Penitentiary for six years. He held a State teacher's certificate and was recognized as being a man of superior education. Mr. Bingham was a prominent member of the I.O.O.F., of which he was grand master at the installation of officers at New York and Buffalo. Augustus W. Bingham died Nov. 1, 1894." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, p. 255.

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