Biography of Oscar Runions
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Runions, Oscar, Pierrepont, was born in Lisbon, this county, February 7, 1857, a son of J. N. Runions of Canton, Oscar was reared on a, farm, educated in the public schools and at seventeen years of age came to Crary's Mills, where he learned the carpenteris trade. He afterwards rented a saw mill of J. V. Harper and in 1888 bought the mill and has since been engaged manufacturing lumber, sawing 600,000 feet yearly. November 28, 1891, the mill burned, and Mr. Runions has since rebuilt it, his new mill being 135 feet long, equipped with new machinery, and capable of handling dimension timber of any size and length, both hard and soft wood. He manufactures lath, shingles, etc., and has a grist mill to grind coarse feed and crush corn in the cob The machinery is run by steam and water power. In 1884 Mr. Runions married Mabel Stinehour, a native of Crary's Mills, by whom he has had four children. In politics he is a Democrat.

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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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