Biography of Ira Middleton
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Middleton, Ira, was born in Ontario, January 28, 1855, the youngest of three children of Joseph and Orsena (Hill) Middleton, the former a native of Johnstown, N. Y., born November 4, 1812, and the latter born in Macedon, June 12, 1821. The father of Joseph was William, a native of New Jersey, who came to Ontario in 1813, where he died in 1842, and his wife, Catharine McArthur, in 1871. The father of Mrs. Joseph Middleton was Ira Hill, born in Macedon in 1795, who married Fannie Gilbert, of Massachusetts, born in 1798, and died in 1832. He married Elvira, sister of his first wife. He died in 1865. Joseph Middleton spent his life in Ontario and followed farming, owning 300 acres. He was a Republican and served as highway commissioner, assessor, and supervisor. He died April 10, 1891, and his family now reside on the homestead. Ira was educated in the Marion Collegiate Institute, and has always resided at home. He is engaged in farming, and also deals in coal and merchandise. He is a Republican in politic; and was appointed postmaster in 1887 at Fruitland, which office he held until 1893. December 30, 1891, he married Lena Mack, daughter of Philip and Lucina (Paston) Mack, of Ontario.

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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