Biography of Charles M. Catlin
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Catlin, Charles M., was born in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, August 22, 1844, and came to this county with his parents at the age of nine years, locating in South Sodus. He was educated in the common schools and in early life was a farmer. August 9, 1862, he eniisted in Co. D, 111th N. Y. Vols., and was promoted corporal, sergeant, then commissary sergeant. June 11, 1865, he received his honorable discharge and upon his return engaged in the lumber trade. He is also the proprietor of a steam saw mill, to both of which occupations he gives his attention. December 25, 1865, he married Margaret A. Mitchell of this town, by whom he has six children: Mattie L., wife of Frank Oderkirk: Minnie R., wife of Lyman W. Riggs; Charles J., who is in business with his father; Carrie B., Eugene D., and Bertie B. Mr. Catlin is a member of Vosburg Post No. 99, G. A. R. His father 'was William Catlin, born in Phelps about 1810, who married Lucy Cummings of his native town, and they had five children: Caroline, Mary, Charles M., Joseph W., and Lucy (who died young). He died in 1854 and his widow survives. Mrs. Catlin's father was Jeremiah Mitchell, born in Lyons in 1812, who married Martha Pope of Gaten, and they had seven children: Rhoda J., John H., Calvin, Margaret A., Albert, Jeremiah and Edward. Both parents reside in town.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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