Biography of Hon. John F. Parkhurst
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Parkhurst, Hon. John F., was born in Wellsboro, Pa., February 17, 1843, son of Dr. Curtis Parkhurst, who was a native of New Hampshire. and one of the pioneer settlers of Lawrenceville, Pa., a member of the Legislature, and serving as sheriff of his county. He married Jane A., daughter of Ambrose Kasson, of Utica, N. Y. He died in 1872, in his seventy eighth year. John F. was educated by private tutors, and in 1863 began the study of law at Bath with Guy H. McMaster, was admitted in 1865, and in 1872 formed the partnership of McMaster & Parkhurst, which continued up to the time of Judge McMasters death in 1887, since which time he has carried on the practice of the firm, and since the death of Harvey Hull in 1890 has found time to edit the Steuben Courier. He is the vice president and part owner of the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Bath, and for the past six years has been chairman of the Republican county committee, and for four years a member of the State executive committee. In 1888 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention held at Chicago, and in 1892 he was chosen by the Republican State Convention alternate delegate at large to the Republican National Convention held at Minneapolis, Minn. In 1893 he was elected State delegate at large to the Constitutional Convention for 1894, and served as a member of Judiciary and Suffrage committees, and was chairman of the committee on county, town; and village officers. In 1886 he married Alice, daughter of Judge Guy McMaster, and they are the parents of one son, Guy McM. Parkhurst.

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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