Biographical Sketch of Nathan Oaks
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Nathan (2), son of Nathan (1) and Susan (Hemingway) Oaks, was born in Oaks Corners, Ontario county, New York, March 25, 1860, and is now (1910) living there. He received his education in the public schools of Phelps and Geneva, New York, and in 1886, engaged in the lumber, coal, grain and elevator business near Sheldrake Station, Seneca county, New York. Thirteen years later he gave this business up and engaged for four years in farming and then, on the death of his father in 1905. he sold his farm and returned to Oaks Corners, where he purchased the interest of the other heirs in the old homestead, which he now (1910) owns and manages. In 1910 he purchased the Hotchkiss farm of one hundred and seventy-five acres. He has been justice of the peace since 1907, is a trustee of the school at Oaks Corners, and of the union religious society of Oaks Corners. Mr. Oaks is a member of Sincerity Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Enterprise Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and is now (1910) (1911) serving as its master. He married in 1889, Margaret A., daughter of William H. and Charlotte A. (Sheldon) Van Valkenberg, of Phelps, New York. Children: Albert Sheldon, born February i, 1891; Nathan Hemingway, born June 22, 1895; Carlton Van Valkenberg, born October 22, 1897.