Biography of Orlin J. Clum
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Clum, Orlin J., born in the town of Brunswick, July 11, 1845, is the son of James D. and Christina (Brust) Blum. James M. was a blacksmith and was interested in all public enterprises, such as schools and churches, also town and county affairs; he was constable and deputy sheriff; August 5, 1865, he enlisted as a drum major under Col. Brust. Orlin J. started to learn the blacksmith trade when sixteen years of age which he has followed to the present time: He was associated with his father until he died, August 21, 1875, at fifty seven years of age. June 30, 1868, he married Josephine, daughter of Nelson Rifenburgh, and has one child, Edna. He was formerly active in town and county affairs. He has been collector and excise commissioner.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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