Biography of Arthur S. Couch
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Couch, Arthur S., was born in Sullivan County, N. Y., September 21. 1853, was educated in the graded schools and in Elmira Academy, and for a number of years was book keeper for a Boston leather firm in Elmira. In 1876 he began the manufacture of glue under the firm name of A. S. Couch & Co., and in 1887 became president of the New York Glue Company. Three years afterward he assumed control of the business in his own name, his factory being located east of Newtown Creek. He employs twenty men. His father, Stephen B. Couch, carried on a tannery from 1867 until 1876 under the firm name of Couch, Kinley & Co. October 14, 1880, Mr. Couch married Josie L., daughter of William T. Hamer, one of the earliest settlers of Elmira. They have four children: Ethel H., Arthur S., jr. Clarence A., and Amy L. The family came to Elmira in 1858. His father and brother are manufactering glue in Buffalo. One of their ancestors was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and received as compensation for his services Coney Island. Mr. Couch's grandfather, Ebenezer Couch, was a native of Connecticut.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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