Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.
The subject of this sketch, the eldest son of the late Joseph W. EMMONS, was born on the old family homestead, December 24, 1862. The duties of the farm and the school-room claimed his attention in his youth, and when he had attained his majority he became the main stay of his widowed mother. Even before this he rendered her valuable assistance in the management of her property. Reared in one of the richest agricultural belts of the state, he has always given his attention to farming and is a thoroughly practical and progressive farmer, following advanced methods, but at the same time adopting no visionary schemes. The industry and resolute purpose which lead to honorable success are his and have brought him a comfortable income.
Mr. EMMONS was married on the 27th of December, 1889, to Miss Emma I., daughter of George PICKLE. His wife died August 15, 1891, leaving an infant that has since died. Mr. EMMONS was reared in the midst of a community of thrifty and liberty-loving farmers to whom he has attached himself by ties of genuine friendship. His life is as an open book which all may read, and he has ever walked in the paths, of honesty, so that he has the unlimited confidence of those who know him. In his political association he is a Democrat, and in 1890 was elected on that ticket to the office of township collector, but before completing his term he resigned the position.
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