Biography of Fayette A. Milliken
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Milliken, Fayette A., born in Clarendon, Orleans county, August 7, 1848, is a son of Robert Milliken, who was a native of Peterboro, N. H. His father, Alexander, came from Peterboro in 1827 and located in Clarendon, where he purchased lands and engaged in farming. The early life of Robert was spent on the farm. In 1859 he came to Rolley and engaged with Joseph W. Robb in the grocery business. In 1871 the business was purchased by F. A. Milliken, who conducted it until 1891, when he sold out to H. Cole & Son. Mr. Milliken is a Republican, and January 9, 1890, was appointed postmaster at Holley. During the four years he has held the office he has never been absent from his post a single day. Both the Democrats and Republicans say that never have the affairs of the office been more satisfactorily administered than under Mr. Milliken's administration. Mr. Milliken has been village clerk for several years, is a member of the A. O. U. W. and of Murray Lodge, No. 380; F. & A. M. Mr. Milliken was educated in the schools of Holley and the Rochester Business University. He was the first boy that ever sold the Rochester daily papers on the streets of Holley. Mr. Milliken married, June 4, 1873, Belle S., youngest daughter of Colonel John Berry, of Holley, and they have one daughter, Donna B.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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