Biography of Samuel H. Winton
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Winton, Samuel Hinman, was born in the town of Catharine, Schuyler county, October 17, 1818. Both the paternal and maternal ancestors were from Connecticut, of Scotch descent. Samuel H. was educated in the common schools of his native town, and at the age of eighteen he came to Ithaca and engaged as clerk in the general store of Mack & Ferris, where he remained five years, and in 1841 became a partner with F. M. Campo, and the firm of Camp & Winton existed for seven years. Mt Camp died in 1848, and Mr. Winton bought of the heir his interest and conducted the business alone for nine years, successfully. About this time he engaged in the lumber business in Canada with his cousin and remained for a number of years, at the same time attending to the commercial business here. After a few years he sold his store and, in partnership with A. Neyhart, engaged in the produce trade, which became very extensive and prosperous, they making a specialty of butter. After the death of Mr. Neyhart our subject continued the business alone for two years, then organized a firm for wholesale dealing in groceries under the name of Winton, Delano & Co. This firm existed three years, then became Winton & Grant. Upon the death of Mr. Grant, Mr. Stewart became a partner, and they added the manufacture of cigars. In 1889 Mr. Winton sold his interest to his partner, and has since devoted his time to the management of his extensive property. He was for many years a director of the Tompkins County Bank and is a Democrat. In 1845 he married Caroline A. Ackley, of Ithaca, who died January 3, 1883, leaving two children: Emily A., wife of F. W. Brooks, of Ithaca; and Henry A., with D. B. Stewart & Co.

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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