Niagara County

1897 Biography - Charles N. Markle

Markle, Charles N., was born in Wilson, January 28, 1860, a son of John G. and Caroline (Wuste) Markle, natives of Germany. John G. Markle was born in Germany, December 3, 1821, and immigrated to America in 1854, settling in Orange county, N. Y., and in 1856 came to Wilson, where he followed his trade, that of wagonmaker, until 1895, when he retired. October 1, 1849, he married Caroline Wuste, and they had three children: John G., of the United States Army, aged forty-six; Denie A., teacher in the Torrington (Conn.) High School, and Charles N. (as above). Mr. Markle is a Republican and has been trustee and treasurer of the village of Wilson eleven years, trustee of schools six years, eight years trustee of Greenwood Cemetery, and overseer of the poor four years. He was instrumental in collecting most of the money for the new Methodist Episcopal church, and was class leader and steward for over twenty-five years. Mrs. Markle was born in January, 1821. Charles N. was educated in Wilson, and began his business life as a clerk in Buffalo, from there he went to Lockport, and in April, 1881, moved to Wilson, where he engaged in business in which he has been very successful, now having the largest store of general merchandise in town. In politics he is a Republican, and has held the office of town clerk for ten years; he held the office of overseer of the poor for two years, was trustee and clerk of the village for nine years, has been clerk and trustee of the Board of Education for six years, and a member of the Presbyterian Society and trustee of the church. He is now secretary and treasurer and one of the directors in the Wilson Creamery, and trustee and worshipful master of Ontario Lodge No. 376, F. & A. M., a member of Twelve Mile Tent, K. O. T. M., member of the American Fraternal Insurance Organization, and also a member of the village Board of Health. April 29, 1885, he married Carrie M. Darling of Lockport, daughter of Horace S. Darling of Newfane, and they have one daughter, Grace D., born February 8, 1886. Mr. Markle is financial agent for the American Express Company, and is a young business man of great popularity and future promise.

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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