Biography of Theodore J. Barkinson
Madison County, NY Biographies





Barkinson, Theodore Joseph, was born near Oswego, of English parentage, and died at Chittenango Falls, May 9, 1892. In early childhood after the death of his mother he came to live in the family of his uncle, William Atkinson, of Bingley, where he grew to manhood and learned the milling business. The older inhabitants of the surrounding county still speak of him as a good boy and a good millet Soon after the close of the war he went to Oswego into the confectionery store of his brother in law, Manister Worts, and after the death of William Atkinson he returned to the mill at Tingley, where he remained until he bought out the general store at Chittenango Falls and was appointed postmaster at that place. In October, 1875, he married Sophia E. Lucas, who succeeded him in the post office, which office she still holds. Mr. Parkinson had many rare traits of character and his death was mourned by a wide circle of friends. An agreeable temper was his most marked characteristic, and his uniform kindness and ever ready helpfulness in all emergencies endeared him to all.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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