Biography of John L. Conklin
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JOHN L. CONKLIN, grocer, Springfield; is a native of New Jersey, a son of William W. Conklin, who married Cornelia Goltra, also a resident of New Jersey; they removed to Ohio and became residents of Clark County in 1861; they had a family of six children, two of whom are residents of this county, Mrs. Granville Winger, a daughter, having died here recently; Mr. Conklin also died here, his widow now residing with her son, John L., being in her 79th year. John L. remained on the farm with his parents until he reached his majority, after which he learned the trade of mason and brick layer, at which he worked several years. He came to Springfield in 1870 and engaged in the grocery trade, becoming a member of the firm of Winger & Conklin, and so continued until April 1, 1880, when he purchased Mr. Winger's interest, ands has since conducted the business; his store is located on Market street, between Main and High streets, where he is doing a flourishing trade. He married, in 1868, Helen Parcells, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; they have three children. Mr. Conklin is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, also of the Masonic fraternity.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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