Ferral C. Dininny

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Ferral Carlton Dininny (January 22, 1818 July 24, 1901) was an American businessman and politician from the Southern Tier region of New York.

Southern Tier Region in New York, United States

The Southern Tier is a geographic region in the state of New York consisting of the counties west of the Catskill Mountains along the northern border of Pennsylvania. It generally includes the counties that border Pennsylvania west of Delaware County, but definitions of the region vary widely. The Southern Tier includes the Binghamton and Elmira-Corning metropolitan areas.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York, officially the State of New York, is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city in the state with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State.

Life

His father Ferral Dininny (1785–1876) came from County Cavan, Ireland to the United States and settled at Addison, Steuben County, New York. Among his children were William Dininny (b. 1810), Henry Ferral Dininny (b. 1815), Ferral Carlton Dininny, John W. Dininny, Owen Dininny (b. 1822) and Daniel Ensign Dininny.

County Cavan County in the Republic of Ireland

County Cavan is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny (Bréifne). Cavan County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 76,176 at the 2016 census.

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Ferral C. Dininny was born in Otsego County, New York on January 22, 1818. He received his early education in the Otsego County district schools. Later he entered the Whitesboro Institute near Utica, New York, and finished his studies at the seminary in Lima, New York. He resolved to study law, and entered the law office of Andrew Chatsfiels in Addison.. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 in Bath, New York, and opened an office in Addison.

Otsego County, New York County in the United States

Otsego County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,259. The county seat is Cooperstown. The name Otsego is from a Mohawk or Oneida word meaning "place of the rock."

Utica, New York City in New York ----, United States

Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The tenth-most-populous city in New York, its population was 62,235 in the 2010 U.S. census. Located on the Mohawk River at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, Utica is approximately 95 miles northwest of Albany, 55 mi (89 km) east of Syracuse and 240 miles northwest of New York City. Utica and the nearby city of Rome anchor the Utica–Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises all of Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Lima, New York Town in New York, United States

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In December 1849, he married Altia F. Harford of Bedford, Westchester County, New York. Their only child, Ferral C. Dininny, Jr., was born in 1851.

Westchester County, New York County in New York, United States

Westchester County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. It is the second-most populous county on the mainland of New York, after the Bronx, and the most populous county in the state north of New York City. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 949,113, estimated to have increased by 3.3% to 980,244 by 2017. Situated in the Hudson Valley, Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles (1,200 km2), consisting of six cities, 19 towns, and 23 villages. Established in 1683, Westchester was named after the city of Chester, England. The county seat is the city of White Plains, while the most populous municipality in the county is the city of Yonkers, with an estimated 200,807 residents in 2016.

In 1850, he was a member of the New York State Assembly from Steuben County, New York. Dininny was chosen Speaker pro tempore for part of the 73rd session that year when Noble S. Elderkin of St. Lawrence County, New York, was called away by illness in his family. (Robert H. Pruyn of Albany also served as Speaker pro tempore for part of that session.) Dininny was chosen a presidential elector in 1852, and cast his ballot for the Democratic nominee, Franklin Pierce. He also was supervisor of Addison for 13 straight years, and became interested in the real estate business.

New York State Assembly lower house of the New York State Legislature

The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature, the New York State Senate being the upper house. There are 150 seats in the Assembly, with each of the 150 Assembly districts having an average population of 128,652. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.

Steuben County, New York County in the United States

Steuben County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,990. Its county seat is Bath. Its name is in honor of Baron von Steuben, a German general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War, though it is not pronounced the same. There is no direct link between the Baron von Steuben and modern Steuben County, which he never visited.

Noble Strong Elderkin was an American politician from New York. He was Speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1850.

He was President of the Butler Colliery Company in Elmira, New York. He was also among the owners of the Blossburg Coal Company, in Blossburg, Pennsylvania, which obtained its charter by an act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, approved April 11, 1866.

Elmira, New York City in New York, United States

Elmira is a city in Chemung County, New York, United States. It is the principal city of the Elmira, New York, metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses Chemung County, New York. The population was 29,200 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chemung County.

Blossburg, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Blossburg is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 1,480 at the 2000 census.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

Dininny moved to Elmira, New York in 1872, and lived there in what was then known as the "Governor Randall" property on Water Street. His wife, Altia, died in 1896.

At the time of his death in July 1901, he was commonly supposed to be worth at least $1 million (about $25 million in today's dollar terms, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Historical Statistics of the United States to 1970, Table E135-166), although many believed this estimate was too conservative. F.C. Dininny, Jr., who lived in the greater New York City region, interred his parents' remains in an unknown cemetery in that area. They were subsequently moved to Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, in 1922.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John G. Mersereau
New York State Assembly
Steuben County, 2nd District

1850
Succeeded by
James H. Miles
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert H. Pruyn
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1850
Succeeded by
Henry Jarvis Raymond

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