Biography of Edwin M. Harmon

Harmon, Edwin M., was born in Wheatland, Monroe county, N. Y., July 8, 1831, educated in the common schools, and brought up on a farm, which occupation he followed until thirty-five years of age, when he engaged in the milling business in Scottsville, where he continued for seven years. In 1871 he went west and located in Champaign, Ill., where he was special agent for Lycoming Insurance Company for five years. On account of ill health he returned east and came to Le Roy in 1878, and engaged in the insurance business, which he has since continued successfully. He represents the following insurance companies: North America, German American, Philadelphia Underwriters, Hanover Fire Association of Philadelphia. New York Underwriters, Royal, Phoenix of Hartford, Phoenix of London, Lancashire, Connecticut, Commercial Union and Niagara, Norwich Union, Equitable Life Insurance Co., Hartford Steam Boiler and Lloyds Plate Glass He has built up a very fine insurance business in this section and has become well known all throughout the county. He was elected town clerk in March, 1898, for one year; is a stockholder in the Citizens' Bank and a member of the I. O. O. F. Oscar Harmon, a brother of Edwin, raised a regiment, the 125th Illinois, and went out with them as colonel; he was killed at Kenesaw Mountain as they started for the sea, and was taken to Dansville, Ill., for burial.

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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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