Biography of A. J. La Munion
Madison County, NY Biographies





La Munion, A. J., p. o. Munnsville, was born in Stockbridge, on the farm his father settled, February 28, 1846, a son of Philip, and grandson of Thomas La Munion, who was born in Vermont and came to Madison county about 1820, later settling on the farm A. J. La Munion now occupies and the farm has remained in the family ever since. Philip La Munion was first a Whig, then a Republican, and held the office of assessor and excise commissioner. He and his wife had thirteen children, seven now living. He died in March, 1898. A. J. La Munion was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools. At seventeen years of age he engaged as a clerk and after one year took up mercantile business, but his principal occupation is farming. He has charge of the homestead as executor for the estate, keeps a dairy of twenty three cows and is also a hop grower. He is a member of Prospect Lodge, No. 484, I. O. O. F. He married Ophelia Barrett (deceased), and for his second wife married Lavina Bonney. Mr. La Munion is a Republican in politics, has been collector, highway commissioner, and at present is one of the town auditors. Mr. La Munion has been manager of the La Munion & Clark cheese factory for five years, a factory which has been in existence about thirty four years under the same name; it was the first or the second factory built in the town.

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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