Biography of Edward L. Hankenson
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Hankenson, Edward L., was born in Newark, March 18, 1845. His education was obtained in the Union School and Academy, and he then became a clerk in his father's store. In the year 1872, his father took him into the concern as partner, under the firm name of James W. Hankenson & Son, doing a retail business in clothing, hats, caps and men's furnishing goods. July 12, 1892, he married Ella V. Sutphen, daughter of Dr. R. M. Sutphen of Newark, N. J. Mr. Hankenson's father, James W., was born in Schobane county, in 1818, and came to the town of Arcadia with his parents when two years of age, and was educated in the schools of that day and place. His early life was spent on his father's farm until the age of sixteen, when he learned the tailor's trade with Latbrop Bristol, of Newark, N. Y. In 1841 he began business on his own accounts, which continues until the present day. April 2, 1841, he married Nancy Goodwin of this town, by whom he had one son, Edward L., as above noted. He has been a resident of the town seventy three years. The father of James W. was Ruel. Mr. Hankenson was one of the originators of the I. O. O. F. in Newark.

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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