Biography of Elisha M. Shurtleff
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Shurtleff, Elisha M., was born in Philadelphia, N. Y., May 28, 1845, a son of Milo Shurtleff, Milo was born in Leray, N. Y., and came to Philadelphia with his parents when he was eleven years of age. He was a farmer and owned about 400 acres of land. In politics he was a Democrat and served as assessor and justice of the peace. He married Louisa M. Bentley of Antwerp, and they had ten children. He died March 1, 1882. Elisha M. Shurtleff was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and for eleven years has dealt extensively in hay, having a farm of 337 acres. He is a Democrat; a member of Theresa Lodge No. 174, F. & A. M., Philadelphia Lodge No. 690, I. O. O. F., Court Philadelphia No. 502, I. O. F., and of the Philadelphia Grange. February 15, 1876, he married Emily J. Baker, daughter of Perry Baker, an early settler of Philadelphia, and they have three sons: Francis, Lloyd P., and Earl M.

 

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