Biography of C. A. Buckingham
Madison County, NY Biographies





Buckingham, C. A., supervisor of the town of Cazenovia, was born in Otselic, Chenango county, October 22, 1852, a son of Joel and Sally (Card) Buckingham. His father was a native of Georgetown, and a son of Reuben, who came to Georgetown with his parents, who were among the earliest settlers of this town. Joel Buckingham was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and a prominent citizen for many years of Otselic, holding office as town clerk, postmaster, collector, etc. He built the cheese factory at Otselie in 1867, and was largely engaged in the manufacture of cheese and butter, and also conducted a like business for several years in the town of De Ruyter. Of his union with Sally M. Card four children were born: Jenette, who married David Newitt of Otselic; Cassius M., now of Utica; Clayton A. now of New Woodstock, and Arthur A. (deceased). C. A. Buckingham, the subject, was educated in the schools of Otselic and assisted in the management of his father's business interests for some time, finally purchasing the De Ruyter cheese factory, which he conducted six years. In 1885 he purchased the cheese factory at New Woodstock, which he still conducts, being now one of the largest manufacturers in the county; the weekly output of his factory is about 20,000 pounds of cheese, and 3,500 poundsof butter, and his shipments of milk to the New York and Brooklyn markets average about 200 cans daily. He has been a Democrat in politics and never held public office until elected supervisor in February, 1898. He is a member of De Ruyter Lodge of Masons. In 1882 he married Maud L. Perkins, a daughter of Tracy K. Perkins of South Otselic; their children are Roy C., Rena M., Leon D., Lulu A., and Arthur F.

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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