Ellsworth Elmer Paddock is the owner of two hundred and thirty eight acres of land, in the township of Florence,
constituting a good property which he has brought under a high state of cultivation. He was born in the town of
Boonville, Oneida county, April 30, 1862, and is a son of James H. and Susan Ann (Yerdon) Paddock. The father was
born in Steuben, Oneida county, on the 18th of March, 1831, and the mother's birth occurred in Boonyule. In early
manhood James H. Paddock followed farming at Boonville and subsequently removed to Florence where he is now residing.
He has always carried nn agricultural pursuits yet has found time for interest in public affairs and votes with
the republican party and supports the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has long been a member. His wife
is now deceased. In their family were four children: Rose, deceased; Menzo, the wife of Holland Patten, of Oneida
county; Elmer E., of this review; and Arthur, of Westternville.
In the public schools of Florence Elmer E. Paddock pursued his education and afterward worked with his father for
a short time, but soon began farming on his own account, purchasing the Littler farm upon which he now resides.
He is the owner of two hundred and thirty acres of valuable land, largely devoted to farming, and also owns a half
interest with Elihu Roberts in a cheese factory. In addition to this property he has seventy three acres in Florence.
His holdings are now large and his labors are crowned with substantial results for he works energetically and uses
sound judgment in the management of all his business affairs.
On the 21st of March, 1888, Mr. Paddock was united in marriage to Miss Eva Jones, a daughter of Daniel and Theresa
(Balcom) Jones, of Redfield, Oneida county. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Paddock are: Ross, living in Camden; Myrtle,
Daisie and Edith, all at home. The parents hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church and Mr. Paddock is
a republican in politics. He is filling the offices of assessor and trustee and discharges every pub lic duty with
a sense of conscientious obligation. He has long been regarded as a worthy representative of agricultural interests
in the community and his success is the sequence of his own labors.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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