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W. S. Lansing, manager of the Twice-Told Hotel, is a native of Palermo, son of I. N. and Lucretia (Wilcox) Lansing, natives of Rensselaer and Madison counties. They were married in Madison county and about 1828 moved to Oswego county, locating on the farm where they spent the remainder of their days, and which is now owned by W. S. The father died in 1883, aged eight-six, and the mother in 1881, aged seventy-eight. Mr. Lansing resided at the home place till 1885, when he was appointed keeper of the poorhouse and asylum and moved to the county farm, where he remained as keeper seven and one-half years. He then moved to the village of Mexico where he has since resided. In 1860 he married Jane F. Landers, a native of New Haven. He was at one time in the livery business at Mexico and for a year and a half was a dealer in buggies, carriages and general horsemen's supplies, and took charge of the hotel in May, 1894.



Source: Churchill, John C.  Landmarks of Oswego County, New York. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Company, Publishers, 1895, p. 54.



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