Elbert Henry Scrantom


Elbert Henry Scrantom

Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 13 Apr 1905 (aged 66)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Section A
Memorial ID 8213045 View Source
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Wife Helen M. Scrantom, Marriage Year: 1864
as per 1900 United States Federal Census, Rochester Ward 12, Monroe, New York

He was the son of Hamlet Scrantom, (Find A Grave Memorial# 8212953) the first permanent settler in the 100-acre tract which became the heart of Rochester, NY. Rochester's One Hundred Acre Plot was opened to settlement in 1812. Rochester's first building was the Hamlet Scrantom log cabin. Built in the first half of 1812, the cabin was located on the site of the present day Power's Building which has a historical marker on its Main Street side commemorating the event.

He had three brothers, one of whom, Hamlet D., was elected Mayor of Rochester in 1860.

as per "Rochester's Leaders and Their Legacies" By Donovan A. Shilling ... Scrantom & Wetmore Booksellers & Stationers was established on May 30, 1868. In the summer of 1889, Scrantom, Wetmore & Co. opened up a new store in the Powers Building at 22 Main Street, downtown Rochester. By 1928, the company had a large store at 334-336 East Main Street. During the 1950s, Scrantom's had stores in three plazas: North Gate, Culver Ridge, and South Town. Scrantom's Publishing Company and bookstore remained in business until the early 1990's.

Elbert Henry Scrantom and Lansing G. Wetmore opened a bookstore in 1867. When Albert C. Walker joined them in 1878 they branched out into selling stationery and book publishing. As postcards became popular they began publishing local view-cards in lithography.
Scrantom, Wetmore & Co. (1878-1917)
12 State Street, Rochester, NY

"Elbert Henry Scrantom died April 24th 1905 a bookstore keeper of long standing." as per History of Rochester and Monroe county, New York, Volume 1. By William Farley Peck

as per Christ Church, Rochester, western New York : a story-chronological 1854-1905 ... April 13th 1905 Death of Elbert Henry Scrantom,
Ex-Vestryman. Mr. Scrantom was a grandson of
Hamlet Scrantom, the first pioneer settler on the
One Hundred Acre Tract (1812), his log cabin
built on the site of Powers Block of today, his
family most honorably identified with the history
and business enterprise of our city, In Christ
Church no less than in the City of Rochester,
Henry Scrantom belonged to a historic family. He
was a grandson of Mrs. Fanny Child, of saintly
memory, three of whose daughters were prominent
foundationers of the parish.


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  • Added: 27 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8213045
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elbert Henry Scrantom (28 Jun 1838–13 Apr 1905), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8213045, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mount Hope NY (contributor 219) .