Biography of William W. Enos


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Enos, William W., son of Gaylord and Minerva Enos, was born in Depauville in 1835, his parents being among the early settlers of that place; his father died there in 1873 and his mother in 1886. Mr. Enos had two brothers and two sisters; his brother George served in the late war in the 10th Heavy Artillery and was killed in front of Petersburg. Of his sisters, Mrs. William Baxter is deceased, while his other one, Mrs. Hiram Copley, resides in Chaumont. His early education was obtained at the academies in Depauville and at Lafargeville. His whole life has been devoted to commercial pursuits. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. A, 35th N. Y. Vols., and served two years and then re-enlisted in the 18th Cavalry as lieutenant and came out as captain, serving to the close of the war. In 1872 he married Emma Dayan of Watertown, and their children are George W., a graduate of Cornell and a civil engineer; Copley, a cadet at West Point; and two daughters, Clara M. and Julia D., who reside at home. Mr. Enos is vice-president of the Adams Duford Stone Co. of Chaumont. In politics he is a Republican and has shared the honors within the gift of his party. He has been delegate to county and State conventions, was in the Assembly in 1872, supervisor of Lyme two terms, justice of the peace and postmaster in 1868 and 1876.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898