Biography of John Carmichael
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JOHN CARMICHAEL came to Owego from Johnstown, N. Y., in 1819, and was jeweler, watchmaker, and repairer until 1849, when his store and goods were burned in the great fire. He continued to live in the village until his death, April 24, 1878. His first wife was Maria J., the daughter of Judge Stephen Mack. They were married December 25, 1824. Their children were Charles Stephenand Horace Mack Carmichael. John Carmichael's second wife was Harriet, daughter of Dr. Elisha and Susaunah Ely. Charles S. Carmichael was born January 22, 1826, and was brought up to the jewelry and watchmaking business, as also was his brother Horace, and after the father retired from business the brothers succeeded. In April, 1855, they purchased the stock and store formerly conducted by O. S. Witherell, in Lake street, and were identified with local business interests until the death of Horace M. Carmichael, September 24, 1866. Charles S. Carmichael died in Owego, June 12, 1893. His wife was Margaret, daughter of Adoiphus and Margaret Camp, (great granddaughter of Col. Asa Camp, and granddaughter of John Camp,) with whom he was married September 23, 1863, and by whom he had three children, all daughters, and all teachers in the public schools of Owego. However, only two of them are now living. Horace M. Carmichael was born in Owego, February 8, 1829. He never married. In April, 1864, Charles S. Carmichael became a member of the firm of S. W. Hyde & Co., sash and blind makers, but in March, 1865, he succeeded the firm. He sold out at the end of five years. In 1876 he built a store on Lake street, on the site of his old jewelry store.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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