Biography of Ephrain H. House
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





EPHRAIM H. HOUSE was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, October 21, 1833. He was brought up on a farm, and at the age of twenty one years learned the carpenter's trade. He came to New York state about 1855 and was employed in the car department of the New York and Erie railroad, both at Hornellsville and Port Jervis. He came to Owego in April, 1857, and took charge of the car repair shop of the company, but in 1860 went into the bridge shop and was foreman until 1877. In 1877 he left the service of the company and began the coal business, which is now carried on by the firm of House & Co. He is also extensively engaged in farming, and is the owner of excellent farming lands in the vicinity of the county seat. As must be seen from what is here stated, Mr. House has been a successful business man, and one whose success has been wholly due to his own personal effort. He is a firm democrat, and was a trustee of the village in 1868, 1869, 1873, 1883, and 1884, and president in 1874. He was also chief engineer of the Owego fire department in 1873 and 1874. Mr. House was married with Kate E. Brown. They have three children; Elnora, wife of Edward H. Miller; Frances, wife of Robert K. Mackey, and Edward H. House, a physician living at Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

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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