Biography of Z. B. Carton
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Carton, Z. B., Massena, was born in Massena, December 8, 1856, a son of Luke, born in Massena, September 10, 1823, whose father was James Carton, born in County Wexford, Ireland, in 1787, who came to America in 1816 and settled in Massena. After a short time he took a farm, which he cleared, and before his death owned 220 acres, which is still in the possession of the family. He died May 17, 1874. Luke, father of our subject, was a teacher and a county school commissioner of long standing. The latter part of his life he spent on the homestead farm. January 1, 1840, he married Marcia E., daughter of Caleb Russell, of Massena, and of their eight children six survive. He was a Republican and served as assessor and supervisor a number of years. He died October 16, 1893. Z. B. Carton was educated in the Union School at this place, also the Lawrenceville Academy, and began teaching at the age of eighteen, continning six years. He then bought the St. Lawrence Creamery and Cheese Factory, where he has since carried on a successful business. He is a Republican, and a member of Massena Lodge No. 513, F. & A. M., also the Court of Massena No. 623, I. O. F., of which he is chief ranger. He is also a member of the Grange.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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