Biography of Asa K. Darrow





Darrow, Asa K., p. o. Confu, N. Y., was born at Corfu, February 13, 1826, educated in the public schools and has had a variety of occupations. He was a machinist; was a forty-niner in California; oil operator and contractor in the oil regions of Pennsylvania; was a boat owner and captain on the southwestern rivers; has also been a lumberman, and has business interests in the western States, and is now retired toward the close of a life's battle well fought. He holds the office of street commis sioner. He has married twice; first, in 1852, to Amy S. Edwards; they had three children: Guy A., who died at the age of six years; Jennie A., who married Herbert G. Walker of this place, then of Chicago, and has two children, Ella K., and Herbert G., jr.; and William A., a resident of the State of Washington and married. Mrs. Darrow died in 1864, and in 1872 Mr. Darrow married Allie L. King of the township of Pembroke; they had one son, Ralph A., a student at school. Mrs. Darrow died in January, 1897. Mr. Darrow's father, Luther Darrow, was born at Northampton, Mass., in the year 1794, and came first to Washington county with his parents and from there to Corfu in 1807. He was educated in the schools of his day and was always a farmer. He married twice; first, to Hannah Kinne of Rupert, Vt. who died in 1843, leaving seven children, three of whom survive: Asa K. (as above), Aennette (now Mrs. Turner of Pembroke), and William who, is a resident of the State of Iowa. For his second wife Mr. Luther Darrow married Mrs. Julia A. (Herrington) Hobert; they had one daughter, Emeline. Luther Darrow died in 1868. Mr. Darrow's grandfather, Z. Darrow, was a resident of Massachusetts. Mr. Darrow in his political choice is a Republican.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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