Biography of Alonzo Deyo
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Deyo, Alonzo, one of the well known influential citizens of Caton, was born in Newfield, Tompkins county, N. Y., in 1835. He came to Caton in 1847, locating on his present place, where he now owns sixty six acres of well improved land. He also has other real estate interests in the county. He served as supervisor of the town of Caton during the years of 1875-77, during which time he was appointed sole committee on county poorhouse investigation, and was again elected to the same office in 1892, which he still continues to fill. His report and the consequent action of the Board resulted in a vast improvement in the management of the poor affairs of the county, and a complete change in the sanitary condition of the county poor buildings, besides the saving of thousands of dollars to the tax payers. of Steuben. Mr. Deyo has spent seventeen years of his life in teaching, and has also served twenty eight years in continuous action as justice of the peace, and was re-elected at the last town meeting for four years more. For many years he has been foremost as legal adviser and counsellor in the town, and his practical judgment and sound sense, combined with a degree of legal knowledge not often attained by men outside the profession, eminently qualify him for this position, and his irreproachable character and high sense of moral iutegrety fit him most admirably for the many private offices of trust which he is so often called upon to fill. He married Charlotte Maria, daughter of Anson and Betsey (Caulkins) Cooper of Caton, who was born in Corning, May 13, 1842, by whom he had seven children: Viola Eunice, born May 3, 1801, wife of William H. Scott, of Elmira; Minnie Elnora, born April 21, 1864; Bessie Chloe, born November 7, 1867, wife of Willard P. Smith, of Corning; Mary Delphine, born December 26, 1872, wife of Samuel Wilson Adams, of Caton; Willie, born October 8, 1879; Frank, born November 18, 1882, and died September 25, 1884; and Lottie M., born June 23, 1884.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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