Biography of E. J. Markham


Markham, E. J., Elma, was born in the town of Fabius, Onondaga county, N. Y., in 1832, and is the son of Stephen Markham, a lumberman and farmer, who came to Elma in 1858 and died in 1884. Mr. Markham moved to Brewerton in 1842, where he taught school for some time; in 1859 he moved to Elma, where he taught fifteen terms of school; in 1860 he opened a general supply store which he carried on until 1892, when he was succeeded by his son-in-law; in 1872 he built a large cider mill, the second in the State at the time that washed the apples; he has since been engaged in the manufacture of cider and vinegar, in which he has done an extensive business. In 1891 his son-in-law entered this business as a partner. He married Philura Chapman of Syracuse in 1852, and they have two children, Charles E. of Buffalo, who is general passenger agent of the Anchor Line Steamboat Company, and Nellie A. (Mrs. L. P. Reuther) of Elrna.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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