Chester A. Lonas


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  • Name Chester A. Lonas 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I222  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Family Ancestors Jessie Paulina Champney,   b. 5 Oct 1859, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Lowville, Lewis County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1880  Greig, Lewis, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Chester A., eldest son of Ezra and Caroline A. (Cleveland) Lonas, was born in Greig, Lewis county, N.Y., June 12, 1853. He was educated in the public schools and at Martin's Academy, Martinsburg, N.Y. After leaving school he entered the employ of J. V. Van Woert & Company, tanners, of Greig and New York City, with whom he remained fourteen years. He began as clerk and became manger of the general store operated by the company. In the spring of 1880 he established a general merchandising business on his own account. He located at Greig, where he has since conducted a prosperous and growing business.
      He is a successful man of affairs, and is one of the established citizens of Lewis county. Politically Mr. Lonas is a Republican and has always been an active worker for the party. He has been postmaster at Greig since 1893, and is now (1910) serving his fourth consecutive tern of office as supervisor of the town. He is an efficient and progressive county official and his judgemtn is deferred to by his colleagues. He is especially devoted to the cause of good roads and has left an impress on the department of county government.

      He married, Oct. 26, 1880, at Greig, Jessie P., born in Pulaski, Oswego county, N.Y., Oct. 5, 1859, daughter of Asahel and Amorette (Brown) Champney, married at Pulaski, N.Y. Dec. 28, 1854. Asahel was a contractor and bulder of Pulaski, a Democrat in politics and held many of the minor town offices. He was a son of Hira Champney, born in Weston, Mass., in 1782; married (first) Eunice Hinman, of New York, died in 1817; married (second) Eunice Wainer, of near Clinton, N.Y. The children of Hira Champney were: Austin A., Asahel, Walter S., Hira (2), Biddy Ann, Chloe M., and Jane. Hira Champney (1) was a son of Nathan Champney, an officer under General Gates at the battle of Saratoga, and at Burgoyne's surrender. Amorette (Brown) Champney was born at Pulaski, Oct. 7, 1823, daughter of Daniel and Sally (Winch) Brown, and a granddaughter of Ichabod Brown, who with his two brothers served through the revolutioary war.