Biography of Calvin S. Whenton
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Whenton, Calvin S., who was born at Hall's Corners, Ontario County, N. Y., December 4, 1846, received a common school education, and in 1873 began work on the railroad. He was made conductor after serving as brakeman for six months, and held that position for ten years, being elected in the meantime to the executive office of the National Order of Railway Conductors, which position he also held for ten years. The order under his administration grew from 800 to 1,400 members, being now one of the permanent organizations of the country. He married, first, December 9, 1868, Jennie Smith, of Hall's Corners, and they had one daughter, Jessie M., born July 4, 1870. His second wife, whom he married August 12, 1876, was Frances L., daughter of the late James W. Bowen, one of the first settlers of this county. His uncle, Seth Stanley, represented Ontario County in the legislature of 1873 or 1874. Henry Wheaton, the father, was born at Hall's Corners, February 10, 1830, and married Emily W., daughter, of Lucius and Folly Stanley in 1845, and their four children are: Calvin S., George M., Jennie E., and Seth S.

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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