Biography of Henry W. Harmon of Darien, NY

Henry W. Harmon, son of Asaph and Mary A. (Curtis) Harmon, and grandson of Owen Curtis, an early pioneer, was born in Darien, January 21, 1859, was reared on the farm, educated in the common schools, and began an academic course at Batavia, but ill health prevented its completion. He then went to the Pennsylvania oil regions, but soon returned, and went to Dakota in 1882 and engaged in the real estate business. In 1883 he was appointed postmaster at Harold, Dakota, which office he held two years, and was county commissioner of Campbell County one year. In 1885-86 he went South, visited the Arkansas Hot Springs and the New Orleans Exposition, and returned to Darien in June, 1887. In April, 1889, he was appointed station agent and telegraph operator at the D., L. & W. Railroad office in Darien. He married, July 21, 1889, Ellen L. Burr, of Darien.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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