Biography of Oscar Munn
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Munn, Oscar, Kendall.- Abner Munn was born in Bethlehem, N. Y., June 7, 1797, came to Clarkson, Monroe county, April 8, 1834, and moved thence to Kendall in December, 1845, settling on the fartxi now owned by his son Oscar, where he died September 20, 1872. He was a captain in the State militia and his father, Abner, Sr., served in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Munn married Laura Wright and they had these children: Emily (Mrs. A. P. Elliott), Cecelia (Mrs. George B. Leonard), Adelia (Mrs. D S. Mead), Jane (Mrs. William C. Warren), Oscar, Amanda E. (Mrs. H. A. Balcom), Ozro L. and William Wallace. Oscar Munn was born February 20, 1829, and married, first, Helen M. Balcom, by whom he had six children: Mary L., Ella H., Laura L., Amanda F,. Oscar F. (deceased), and Wilber B. His second wife is Catharine C., daughter of William R. Bassett. Mr. Munn is a member and pastmaster of Social Lodge, No. 713, F. & A. M., was highway commissioner three years. supervisor of Kendall in 1868, 1869. 1870 and 1872, and in the fall of 1878 was elected sheriff of Orleans county serving one full term. He has always been a progressive farmer, was active in securing the railroad through the town, and has ever taken a prominent part in local enterprises.

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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