Biography of Jerome I. Stanton
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Stanton, Jerome I., was born at Great Bend, Susquehanna county, Pa., on November 18, 1841. It may truthfully be said of him, "He bore the yoke in his youth." Shortly after the removal of his parents to Wyoming county in 1854 he was necessitated to begin his intimacy with hard work, which brought with it the scanty wages of six dollars per month. He continued at work in country stores until 1862, when he enlisted in the 17th Pa. Vol. Cavalry. He bravely remained at his post through nineteen engagements, and with the added experience of prison life in the winter of 1864-5. On returning to his regiment he was promoted to the rank of sergeant major, and only doffed his uniform for a more peaceful vocation when the war had closed. After his return home he engaged as traveling salesman for a large firm, and in 1871 succeeded his employers in the business, with headquarters at Painted Post, N. Y. In 1870 he sold out to Fish & Holmes, who removed the business to Elmira, N. Y., after which he purchased the planing mill property at Painted Post and engaged in the lumber business, which he has developed to large dimensions, and in the same year his conversion took place under the pastorate of Rev. James Moss. In 1888 he was elected as a lay delegate to General Conference, and was one of the organizers of the Prohibition party in New York State, and is an earnest worker in the cause. A career so heavily handicapped and in its outgrowth rising to such achievements, combined as it is with simplicity and piety, deserves genuine admiration.

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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