Frank Ernest Gannett came from Bristol, NY. He lived from 1876-1957. Some major accomplishments he made in his life are that he was a publisher at Elmira in 1906. He came to Rochester a dozen years later to acquire the old Union and Advertiser and which he combined as the Times-Union. As editor and publisher Gannett made it a crusading journal, a champion of civic reform and urban government. By 1929 his firm owned a chain of 16 papers most of them in upstate New York.