Biography of LaRue H. Conklin
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





LARUE H. CONKLIN, who has been connected with some department of the county government since 1885, and who in every capacity has proved a competent and efficient officer, was the grandson Of Hiram Conklin, an early settler in Owego on Stanton Hill. Later on he removed to Big Island, where he died. His children were Ephriam, Henry, John, Frederick, David, Lewis D., Joseph, Charles, Nancy and Caroline. Charles was born in Owego in 1832. and has generally been a farmer, although he built many arks and run the river for years. He was one of the best pilots on the Susquehanna in his time. His wife was Julia A. LaMonte, by whom he had five children, LaRue H., Frank H., Cornelia E., Carrie A. and Minnie. LaRue Conklin was first appointed under sheriff in 1885, serving three years, and was then keeper at the county farm from 1887 to 1893. In the fall of 1892 he was elected sheriff, and at the expiration of his term was made under sheriff. Mr. Conklin married Gussie A., daughter of William Mitchell, of Smithville, N. Y. They have three children.

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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