November 25 – Happy Birthday John L. Voorhees

voorhees222John L. Voorhees was born in Amsterdam, NY on November 25, 1870 into a family of bankers. His grandfather was John Leslie Voorhees, one of the founders of the city’s Farmers National Bank and his father James served as president of that same bank from 1911 until 1927. His mother Margaret was a McClumpha, from the same family that operated McClumpha’s Market, one of the most popular grocery stores in the city’s history…

I tell you where McClumpha’s market, the Farmer’s National Bank and the former manufacturing plant today’s birthday celebrant co-owned were all located (and still stand today) in the new 2nd Edition of my book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam NY Birthdays” which will be available for sale on Saturday, December 10, 2016. If you’d like to receive a copy from the first printing, fill out this reservation form and someone will contact you. The book will also be on sale at Liberty Fresh Market (4867 NY Route 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010) beginning that same day!

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