“WARE Franklin Backus: Architect: b. N.Y. 1873; s. James E. and Edith C. (Backus) Ware; grad. architectural dep’t, Columbia Univ., Ph.D., 1891; m N.Y. City, June 11, 1903, Grace Imlach.
Corporal Co. B. 7th Reg’t, N.Y.N.G. Mem. B’d of Aldermen. 1902-03-04-05, 31st Aldermanic Disct., N.Y.; appt’d State Architect, Oct. 15, 1907, by Gov. Charles E. Hughes. Mem. firm of James E. Ware & Son; director Ware Realty Co. Trustee B’d of Mg’rs, East Side Branch Y.M.C.A. Republican, Presbyterian. Mem Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Clubs: Republican, Horse Shoe Harbor Yacht. (Larchmont), Fort Orange (Albany).
Residence: 309 West End Av. Address: 1170 Broadway N.Y. City; Capitol, Albany N.Y.”
Source: Who’s Who in New York (City and State), Vol. 4, by Lewis Randolph Hamersly, John William Leonard, Frank R. Holmes, L.R. Hamersley and Co., New York City, 1901, page 1345