Niagara County

1897 Biography - Ephraim Damon

Damon, Ephraim, was born at Chesterfield, Mass., December 16, 1830, a son of the late Salmar Damon. He was educated in the public schools of his native place and removed with his parents to Bridgewater, Mass., at the age of twelve. He there went to work on his uncle's farm and continued until 1852, when he removed to Niagara Falls, N. Y., and entered the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company, with which company he has served continuously for forty-five years, being now one of the oldest engineers in the service of that road and has been running as an engineer since 1854. Mr. Damon is a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers and has been for a great many years. In 1856 he married Sarah E. Robinson of Niagara Falls and they have had five children, three of whom survive; Mrs. Damon is a daughter of the late Capt. Joel Robinson, prominent in the history of the Niagara River, and who became famous by piloting the Maid of the Mist through the Whirlpool rapids.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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