D. C. Conklin, of the firm of Conklin and Whitman, hardware dealers, was born in Brooklyn, New York, November
25th, 1854. He, with his parents came to Minnesota in 1862. Entered the employ of C. W. Williams, a hardware merchant
of Hastings in 1875, for whom he worked three years, was then six months in the employ of B. Pringle. Removing
thence to Minneapolis, he was in the employ of Smith and Day of that place until the spring of 1881, then formed
a partnership with B. Whitman, and purchased the hardware stock of C. W. Williams, of Hastings.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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