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Class Of 1839.

Isaac Newton MESSINGER, (aet. 74) son of John M. and Phoebe [Gage] Messinger, was born in Smithfield, Madison County, N. Y., February 28th, 1821. He prepared for college at Cazenovia Seminary. After graduation, he studied law with Surrogate Otis P. Granger, of Morrisville, and Hon. Timothy Jenkins, of Vernon; was admitted to the bar in July, 1843; practiced law until 1863 with Ithamar C. Sloan, of Oneida, and with James B. Jenkins until 1873. He was postmaster of Oneida during the presidency of James Buchanan. He married, September 6th, 1849, Miss Frances Eliza Fiske, of Canastota. He died in Oneida, March 11th, 1895, and was buried in Canastota beside his wife, who died in May, 1893. The surviving daughters are Mrs. Theodore Coles and Mrs. Alfred L. Goodrich, both of Oneida.

Source: Hamilton Literary Magazine. Clinton, N. Y.: Hamilton College, 1894, p. 283.



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