Biography of Elijah E. Maxfield
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Maxfield, Elijah E., Potsdam, was born in Saranac, Clinton county, April 8, 1848, a son of Elnathan, a contractor and builder, and a native of Hartford, Conn., who came to Vermont when a young man, where he married Lucinda Knowlton. Later he went to Michigan where he followed his trade until his death, He had ten children, four of whom are living, our subject being the youngest of the family. He was educated in the common schools of Plattsburg and the old St. Lawrence Academy, and after leaving school followed mechanical pursuits until 1871. He went to Ottawa, where he had a contract for finishing doors for the Australian market, until 1874. He then came to Ogdenshurg where he engaged in the hardware business for four years, and then returned to Potsdam. From that time he was engaged with Felton & Senter in the grocery business until 1883, then he engaged in the clothing business for eight years, and in 1891 became a partner with J. A. Cox in the dry goods store of Cox & Maxfield. Mr. Maxfield married in 1872, Emma M. Blood, a native of Massachusetts, and they have had four children: Herbert F., Scott, Bessie and Jennie L., who died in 1889, aged fourteen years.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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