Biographical Sketch of Frank P. Van Dyne

Frank P. Van Dyne, who has been connected with the Clifton Springs Sanitarium for many years, and is at present overseer of the institution, is of Dutch ancestry, as the name indicates.

Joshua Van Dyne, son of Peter Van Dyne, and father of Frank P. Van Dyne, was born in the New England States, 1817, died in 1865. He married Sarah Bailley, who died in 1898. Children: Frank P., see forward; Olida, married George Smith; Charity, died in infancy.

Frank P., son of Joshua and Sarah (Bailley) Van Dyne, was born in Clifton Springs, Ontario county, New York, December 20, 1848. He was educated in the public schools of the vicinity, and then apprenticed to learn the carpenter’s trade. This he followed until 1888 with a satisfactory amount of success, and abandoned it in favor of accepting the position of steward of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, which had been offered him. He held this position for a number of years, discharging the duties it entailed to the satisfaction of all concerned, and later was offered the overseership of the building repairs, etc., of the sanitarium, and is still actively engaged in that occupation. He is a member of the Methodist church, and affiliates with Newark Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Newark Chapter, No. I 17, Royal Arch Masons; Zenobia Commandery, No. 41, Knights Templar; and Knights of Pythias.

Mr. Van Dyne married, 1894, Sarah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Peachy. Children : Harry J., engaged in the mercantile business in Clifton Springs; Frank D., formerly steward of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium; Maude, married Dr. F. H. Newland, of Clifton Springs, New York.

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