Biography of Elmer E. Durkee
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Durkee, Elmer E., was born in Fort Edward, January 29, 1868, a son of Dewitt M. and Mary B. (Williams) Darkee. He was educated in the schools of his native place and at Glens Falls Academy. In 1891 he embarked in the coal business in Saratoga Springs. and in 1892 formed the partnership of Durkee & Montanye. On May 18, 1892, Mr. Durkee married Luella Amy Humeston, and they have two children: Ethel E. and Lewis W. In the autumn of 1892 Mr. Durkee joined the Citizens Corps, now Company L, Second Regiment, N. Y. Vols., and when President McKinley called for volunteers for the Spanish-American war he went to the front with his company as private and June 7th was promoted to quartermaster-sergeant, in which capacity he served until mustered out October 20, 1898.


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