Biography of Watson Munn


Munn, Watson, Marilla, p. o. West Alden, was born at Hamilton Center, Madison county, N. Y., son of Asa (born October 11, 1789) and Sarah (Durkee) Munn, and grandson of Gideon and Lovina (Curtis) Munn, all natives of Connecticut. Asa Munn died in Marilla December 8, 1876, and his wife in June. 1879. Watson Munn began his business life as a clerk and later learned the shoemaking trade, which lie followed but a short time, when he assisted his father on the farm for awhile, then returned to his trade, working in New York, Brooklyn and Jersey City. About 1843 he returned to the homestead farm, which he and his brother assisted in paying for, adding forty-two and a half acres, making about ninety-seven acres each. He makes a specialty of dairying. In 1853 he married Mary L., daughter of Russell Hopkins of Portland, Conn. They have had two children: Florence, born in 1857, and died in 1870; and Asa H., born July 8, 1860. married in 1881 Jane A., daughter of Abram and Mary Veeder, and have three children: Watson A., born November 13, 1882; Arthur V., born November 6, 1884; and Florence M., born March 21, 1892. Asa H. conducts the homestead farm.

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