Biography of Peter Singleton
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Singleton, Peter, Louisville, was born in Louisville, December 4, 1825, third child of five born to Thomas and Ellen (Murphy) Singleton, he a native of England, born in 1793, and she of Ireland, born in 1791. He came to Canada in 1817, and after three years to Louisville, settling on a farm on the county road, from which he removed to the farm now owned by the subject. He died in April, 1856, and his wife in Decernber, 1872. The subject was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools. He has always been a farmer, and also has been a pilot on Long Saut Rapids. Mr. Singleton owns 233 acres of land and keeps a dairy of twenty five cows. He is a Republican, and at present is one of the assessors, serving his second term; he has been election inspector, Overseer of the poor, and highway commissioner. Mr. S. was married in 1852 to Ella A., daughter of Dennis and Ellen McCarthy, of Massena. They have had seven children: 1. John F., who married Amelia McGee and had six children; he died August 28, 1893, in Wisconsin. 2. George H., who was educated at the Potsdam Normal School; he studied law with Parker & McIntyre, and is now practicing in Wisconsin; he is also prominent in politics and has been chairman of the board in his town, and has also served his county in public office. His wife is Hannah Brosnan, a graduate of Potsdam Normal School, and they have four children. 3. Michael A. 4. Charles D., at home. 5. Joseph W., who graduated at. Ogdensburg Academy and taught school for a short time in that city. He also received the first prize for oratory at Ogdensburg Academy offered by Dr. Brownlow. He afterwards graduated from Georgetown College, receiving two medals, one for elocution and one for oratory. He went to Burlington, Vt., and taught in the college for some time, and also practiced law in that place for two years. He was nominated by the Democratic party for State attorney and received a majority of the votes in the city of Burlington. He is now in Eau Claire, Wis., practicing law, where he is also quite prominent in politics. 6. Minnie A., at home. 7. Lydia J., at school in female seminary in Vermont. Mrs. Singleton died March 24, 1892. The family are members of the Roman Catholic church.

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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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