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Notes for Loring Higbee BARNUM


From the 1900 US Census for Binghamton Ward 12, Broome County, New York: Barnum; Loring, b. 9/1844 NY; Frances, b PA; Mary, b. 9/1891 NY; Helen C., b. 7/1893 NY; Howard H., b. 1/1897 NY.

From the Cornell Alumni News of December 1, 1921: Loring Higbee Barnum died at his home in Binghamton, NY, on November 17, 1921 after several months' serious illness. He was seventy-seven years old. He prepared for college at the Cortland Academy, Homer, N. Y. The following year he entered Cornell as one of its earliest students, and graduated with a class of forty-one in 1871, receiving the degree of Ph.B.While at Cornell he was a captain of cadets and president of the Philalatheian Society, and was class orator and one of the speakers for the Woodford Medal. He played second base on his class baseball team.
After leaving Cornell he studied for a year in the University of Goettingen. He devoted himself for many years to the profession of teaching, becoming a successful principal of high schools, particularly in Wilmington, Del., and Honesdale, Pa. Later he engaged in the lumber business in Steuben County for several years, and served for six years as school commissioner of that
county. He afterwards took up his residence in Binghamton, NY, assuming the management of the Broome County agency for several fire insurance companies, in which business he continued the remainder of his life. Mr. Barnum was a man of scholarly mind and exemplary habits, and was a useful and honored citizen. His wife, two daughters, and a son survive him.
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