Biography of S. Loucks of Le Roy, NY

S. Loucks, son of Benjamin and Elsie (Lake) Loucks, was born October 31, 1829, in Montgomery County, N. Y. Benjamin Loucks was born in Montgomery County, and his wife in Oswego County. He had for many years acted as superintendent of public works, was employed on canal construction, and was also a merchant. About 1836 he came to Rochester, thence to Scottsville, and later to Livingston County, and died in Steuben County. He had been twice married. His first wife was a Miss Wagoner,' who bore him two sons and two daughters. By his second wife he had three sons and two daughters. His father came, from Germany. S. Loucks received a common school education, and at the age of 14 years began life as a clerk in a grocery store; at the age of 15 he entered a general store at Fowlerville as salesman, and in 1856 became a partner. In 1858 he sold his interest and began business alone at Caledonia. In 1868 he came to Le Roy andbegan business at 16 Main street, where he and his son are now engaged. Mr. Loucks has been remarkably successful; starting at the age of 17, without a dollar, he has succeeded, by perseverance, industry, and economy, in accumulating a fortune. Besides his store he owns two large farms; one of 200 and another of 150 acres, east of Le Roy. Mr. Loucks is a liberal giver to any public enterprise that tends to promote the welfare and better the condition of his community. He married, first, Clara, danghter of Silas B. Whitcomb, of Fowlerville, and their children were Walter F., Fred B , and Flora B., who died in infancy. He married, second, Elizabeth Hardy, whose parents come from Lincoinshire, Eng.

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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