Biography of Samuel A. Maxon
Madison County, NY Biographies





Maxon, Samuel A., son of Lewis and Betsey (Caldwell) Maxon, was born in Verona, Oneida county, N. Y., January 11, 1841. His grandfather, Ethan Maxon, was one of the early settlers of Oneida county whither he came from Rhode Island in the year 1811. Mr. Maxon's early education was confined to the common schools, and he is mainly self educated. His first employment was as a clerk in which capacity he served several firms, having charge for a time of the store of Seeley & Armitage at Munnsville. In 1864 he enlisted in Company K, 5th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the war. He was then engaged in real estate business in the State of New Jersey for a time and later went to Lawrence, Kansas, whence he came to Oneida in February, 1872. On his arrival he assumed the editorship of the Oneida Union, and in the following August purchased the paper in company with Richard M. Baker, forming the present firm of Baker & Maxon which has conducted the Union upwards of twenty seven years. Mr. Maxon has interested himself deeply in educational matters; was one of the chief promoters of the Oneida Uuion School; and has served on the Board of Education for thirteen consecutive years. He is a man of much public spirit, and has always been prompt to give his time and influence in promoting worthy public enterprises. He married, June 3, 1875, Sylvia L. Stringer, daughter of William Stringer of Munnsville, and three children have been born to them: William R., S. Lynn and Bessie S. Maxon.

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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