Niagara County

1897 Biography - Theron S. Elton

Elton, Theron S., was born in Canandaigua, Ontario county, N. Y., March 9, 1831, a son of James and Charlotte (Noble) Elton; James, a native of Vermont, and Charlotte, a native of Connecticut. The maternal and paternal grandfathers both served in the war of 1812. James Elton was a farmer in Canandaigua, and in 1840 settled in Wilson, where he engaged in farming and died in Rochester in 1883. Theron S. Elton was reared on a farm and educated in Yates Academy; in 1853 he married Lucinda Sweat, and they had one daughter, Frances M. Mrs. Elton died in 1874, and he married again, Myra, daughter of Charles Ford of Michigan, and she died in 1884, and in 1885 he married Mrs. Sarah Burton of Wilson. Mr. Elton remained on the farm for sixteen years and then went on the lakes for eleven years, afterwards learned the ship carpenter's trade, which business he followed eight years. In 1860 he settled in Cambria and has since followed farming and wagon making. In politics he is a Republican, having served as justice of the peace twenty years, and was re-elected in 1896 for another term of four years. Mr. and Mrs. Elton have reared two adopted daughters, Lola M., wife of James Barnes, a farmer of Cambria, and Lottie L., wife of Benjamin Hardison, a farmer of Cambria.

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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