Biography of Eratus J. Wilkins
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Eratus J. Wilkins, who has held the responsible position of postmaster of Norwood since 1928, was born here Aug. 4, 1898, the son of James Henry and Estella (Scott) Wilkins.

James Henry Wilkins is a native of St. Lawrence County, born at Waddington. He was educated in the public schools and for several years was interested in the lumber business. During the past 30 years he has been in the employ of the New York Central Railroad and is now a passenger engineer on the St. Lawrence division. Mr. Wilkins is a Republican, a member of the Congregational Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, and Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers. His wife is a native of Norfolk, St. Lawrence County. They have three children: 1. Eratus J., the subject of this sketch. 2. Loretta, married Philip Fetter. 3. Pauline A., attends Watertown Business College. All live at Norwood.

After his graduation from Norwood High School, Eratus J. Wilkins entered the offices of the S. A. Drew Feed & Coal Company, of Norwood, as bookkeeper and clerk. He was identified with that concern for 11 years and resigned as manager in 1928 to accept the appointment of postmaster.

Mr. Wilkins was married on June 30, 1924, to Miss Emma L. Drew, of Norwood, the daughter of Sherman A. and Alice (Woodward) Drew. Mr. Drew, a native of St. Lawrence County, died in 1921. His widow was born at Massena and now resides at Norwood. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins have a son, Robert, born Sept. 2, 1926.

Mr. Wilkins is affiliated with St. Lawrence Lodge F. and A. M. No. 689, Syracuse Consistory 32nd degree, and Media Temple, Watertown. He is a member of the Congregational Church and is a Republican.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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