Biography of William R. Marks

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(III) William R.. son of William (2) and Emily (Holcomb) Marks, was born in Naples, New York, July 27, 1852. He was the recipient of an excellent education, which was acquired at the Naples Academy; the Hudson River Institute. Claverack, Drew York: and at the Hungerford Institute, Adams, New York. He established himself in the general merchandise business at Middlesex. Yates county. New York, which he conducted from 1875 until 1880. He was engaged in a similar business at Naples, New York, from 1883 to 1886. In November, 1895, he established a business at Canandaigua, Ontario county, New York, of which he is the head at the present time (1910) . His political allegiance has always been given to the Republican party and he has been selected to fill a number of important offices. He served as assistant financial clerk to the New York assembly, 1872-3-4; was connected with the pension department at Washington, District of Columbia, 1882-3; county clerk of Ontario county, 1889-90-91 ; postmaster at Naples, New York, 1883 to 1886; for the past seven years has been a member of the board of water commissioners; served as justice of the peace for Yates county for a period of three years; and has served one term as village assessor for Canandaigua. He and his family are members of the First Methodist Church, and he is connected with the following organizations: Canandaigua Lodge, No. 294, Free and Accepted Masons of Canandaigua, of which he is at present the treasurer; Royal Arch Masons of Canandaigua: Canandaigua Grange, K. O. T. M.

Mr. Marks married (first) at Naples, April 14, 1874, Imogene, horn October 11. 1852, died May 1, 1897, daughter of Edward Knapp, of Naples. Children: 1. William H., born February 17, 1876; is a dentist in Palmyra, New York; married Jessie Andrus, of Canandaigua, and has three children. 2. Frank, born December 17, 1877; is the assistant of his father in the latter’s business: married Grace Canfield, of Canandaigua, and has two daughters. 3. Edgar, born February 6, 1881, died January 24, 1900. Mr. Marks married (second) at Gorham, New York, Julie 21, 1899, Cora, born March 8, 1864, daughter of J. Andrew Henry, of Gorham.

MLA Source Citation:

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 11th, 2011

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