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Conklin & Rider. - This firm is composed of Luther F. Conklin and Fred Rider. Mr. Conklin was born in Antwerp, November 6, 1872. a son of Stephen, and grandson of Luther Conklin, who came from Remsen, N. Y., in 1815 to Antwerp and engaged in the tannery business. He also owned a large tract of land. He lived a retired life some years. Stephen Conklin, with a brother, John, after the death of their father continued in the tannery business and also the shoe business. Stephen married Sarah Robinson, and they had two sons and one daughter. Luther F. Conklin was educated in Ives Seminary and began his business life in mercantile trade in January, 1895, by buying out F. S. Howe, and Mr. Rider became his partner and they are to-day one of the most successful firms of Antwerp. In politics Mr. Conklin is a Republican and is one of the trustees of the village. Mr. Rider was born February 20, 1875, educated in Ives Seminary, engaged in business with F. S. Howe, who sold out as above stated. He is a Republican and a member of Antwerp Lodge, No. 226, F. & A. M. John Howe Conklin, a brother of Luther, was born in Remsen, N. Y., in 1812. In 1841 he married Sarah Northrup of Antwerp. who died in 1858, aged twenty-two years. In 1865 Mr. Conklin married Maria White, who died January 17, 1897. She was a daughter of James White of Antwerp, and their children were Emma W., James W. and John H. Mr. Conklin was a prominent citizen of Antwerp and was supervisor for ten years, from 1854 to 1864. He was at one time warden of Auburn State Prison. He died February 11 1875, aged sixty-three years. James White was born in Westminster, Mass., in 1798, settled in Antwerp in 1825, and in 1828 married Emma Loomis. They had one son and three daughters. He was justice of the peace in Antwerp for thirty years and died January 17, 1876, aged seventy eight years.

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