Biography of Job A. Staples

Staples, Job A., was born in Berkshire county, Mass., August 17, 1842, a son of Lyman and Susan (Harkness) Staples. His father was a native of the same town and came to Elba in 1847, where he was a shoemaker and farmer: he was one of the prominent men of the town in both school and church matters; he died in 1855. Job A. Staples was educated in the common schools and Cary Collegiate Seminary. In 1860 he engaged in the lumber, stave and cooperage business, and in 1888 established his mercantile business, and still continues both branches. In 1861 Mr. Staples married Maria, daughter of Thomas Griffin; their children are: N. Elmer, George K., Charles J., Cleveland J., Emma J., Marian F. and Alida B. Mr. Staples served as supervisor for 1880 and 1882 and has filled other town offices. He has been successful in his business life, and is numbered among those who, in all proper ways, have labored for the public weal.

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Edited by: F. W. Beers
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