Biography of Lucius E. Conklin
Madison County, NY Biographies





Conklin, Lucius Edwin, p. o. Bridgeport, the leading merchant of Bridgeport, is a conspicuous instance of the substantial man of business, who by his unaided exertions has risen from an humble beginning. Mr. Conklin, in 1892, purchased the general Store owned by the Dunham estate. For a few months he was in partnership with W. W. Billington, but since July, 1892, has himself conducted the business. During the last four years of the Cleveland administration he officiated as postmaster of Bridgeport. He is in politics a Democrat and an active political leader locally. His personal characteristics are such as to render him a popular citizen. His earlier life was one of some toil and privation, having been thrown upon his own resources when a boy. His ancestors were of Irish nativity, his grandfather being David Conklin of Utica, and his father, Timothy Conklin, a boatman of Mohawk. Mr. Conklin was born in Cicero, Onondaga county, April 7, 1859; his facilities for getting an education were limited to winters in the common schools, working on farms during the summer. When twenty years of age he married Lillian E. Hayes of Bridgeport, a daughter of William H. Hayes. They have two children: Bertha Augusta, born April 13, 1885, and Theresa Ella, born June 2, 1896. Mr. Conklin is a practical mechanic and for three years was in the Remington armory, making a residence at Ilion during 1889, and later bought a place at Mohawk.

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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