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Markwick, William A., was born in Rossie. St. Lawrence county, N. Y., October 18, 1866, a son of Robert and Agnes (Dickson) Markwick, natives of St. Lawrence county. Robert MarkwIck was a son of William Markwick, who came from England when a young man and settled in St. Lawrence county, town of Rossie, about 1820, and here lived and died. Robert after receiving an education at Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary purchased the Markwick homestead which he occupied until 1885, when he went to Gouverneur and engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. In politics he is a Republican and was assessor in the town of Rossie for several years. William Markwick was also educated in Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary, from which he was graduated in 1887; he was also graduated from Eastman's Business College; Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1888, and after spending a few months with his father in Gouverneur came to Philadelphia in July, 1888, and entered the Bank of Philadelphia as bookkeeper, and at present holds the position of cashier. In 1897 he succeeded H. 0. Gardner in the undertaking business which he continues to carry on; he is also engaged in the lire and life insurance business. In 1892 Mr. Markwick married Clara M. Wood, daughter of John W. Wood of Marcy, Oneida county, and they have two sons: Robert W. and John N. Mr. Markwick is a Republican in politics; is a charter member of Philadelphia Lodge No. 690, I. O. O. F.; also of Court Philadelphia No. 502, I. O. F. He and family attend and support the Congregational church. He is at present treasurer of the village, having held the office for five years. He has been noble grand in the I. O. O. F. and has been financial secretary of the I. O. F. for some years. Mr. Markwick is president of the Board of Education, Philadelphia Union School.

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