Biography of Emily E. Platt
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





EMILY ELIZABETH PLATT, seventh child of Wm. Platt, born April 28, 1829, married October 14, 1852, with Charles P. Skinner, born at Massillon, Ohio, August 12, 1827, son of C. K. Skinner, one of the early settlers in that country. Charles P. was educated at Gambia and the Western Reserve college, at Hudson, Ohio. He was in the mercantile business at Massillon for some years, and then engaged in shipping at Milan, Ohio, and, for a time, in New York city. He came to Owego in 1859, and in April of that year went into partnership with his brother in law, Fred E. Platt, in the clothing business. That partnership existed a year, and on March 1, 1862, he joined partnership in a grocery with T. A. Chatfield, which continued until the spring of 1866. When the extension of the Chenango canal was built he secured profitable contracts for the construction of portions of that work. He subsequently engaged as a government contractor for cascade locks at Portland, Oregon, and at various other places in. the country as. railroad contractor for a number of years. He was cashier of the National Union bank of Owego and had charge of the closing of the business of that institution in 1890. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner had one son, Frederick Platt Skinner, born October 31, 1858. He is now living with his mother in Owego. Mr. Skinner died June 10, 1882.

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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