Biography of S. M. Skillings
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Skillings, S. M., was born in the town of Dryden, March 7, 1835. His father, Wm. W., Skillings, was one of the earliest settlers in the town, and settled on lot No. 4. He afterwards bought part of lot 15, where S. M. Shillings now resides. The latter was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. At the age of thirty he married Sophia, daughter of B. C. Fulkerson, of Dryden, who passed away in 1877. The had one son, Fay. In 1889 he married Sarah, daughter of James Giles. In 1873 he bought the homestead of eighty acres where he now lives, raising hay, grain and stock. He takes the Republican side in politics, and an interest in school and church matters. Our subject is a conservative, independent citizen, well posted on the leading issues of the day and taking an active part in advancing the best interests of the town.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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