Biography of Paul S. Maine
Madison County, NY Biographies





Maine, Paul S., p. o. Perryville, was born in the town of Fenner, December 13, 1847, a son of Asa R. and Lucy (Ray) Maine. Asa R. was a son of Paul R. and Lydia (Randall) Maine, who came from Stonington, Conn., about 1810 and by occupation followed fanning. Paul S. was educated in the schools of the town of Fenner, also in Cazenovia Seminary. He was one of five children as follows: Marian A., deceased, Paul S., Frank L. of Manlius, N. Y., Nellie A., deceased, and Ida P., wife of Charles H. Dick of Jefferson county, N. Y. Mr. Maine's father died when he was fifteen years of age and he being the oldest son the charge of his father's business naturally fell on him. He worked the farm summers and at seventeen began teaching winters, continuing until he was twenty four years of age when he was appointed school commissioner and was afterward elected for a full term. In 1876 he entered the general merchandise business at Perryville, which he has carried on to the present time with the exception of from 1883 to 1885; is postmaster at that place having held that position except from 1883 to 1889 and from 1894 to 1898 since 1876. He was one of the organizers of the Perryville Milk Association and has been its secretary and treasurer since its organization as a stock company. In 1872 Mr. Maine married Florence A., daughter of Harvey L. and Lauraett (Allen) Keeler; they have one daughter, L. Ethelyn Maine. Mr. Maine has represented his town on the board of supervisors twelve years, and was chairman of the board two years, in 1896 and 1897, which position he resigned when he was elected county clerk, the term of office commencing January 1, 1898.

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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