Danks, Harold L., is of English and Irish stock, his paternal great-grandfather having come to Nova Scotia, where his grandfather, Nathaniel, was born, whence he removed to Onondaga county, where Nathaniel second, father of Harold, was born and reared. He married Betsey, sister of Isaac Newton, the builder of the side wheeler Isaac Newton which, with the World constituted the steamboat line from Albany to New York. Soon after his marriage he went to Beliol, where he bought a farm and lived for many years, rearing five children, two of whom died young. Of these children Harold was fourth. One son, George, spent most of his life in Oswego, and died in Chicago in 1890. Isaac went to Penn Yan and settled. Emeline married and went to Michigan. Horan married at Red Creek, and died in Chicago in 1882, while on a visit. Melancthon died in Cincinnati in 1889. In 1855 Harold married Adaline, daughter of Robert S. Kenyon, formerly of South Hill, Onondaga county- He was at this time living in Fulton, engaged in the lumber trade, which he has followed for twenty-two years in Fulton and Gayville. From 1889 to 1893 he resided on a farm in Parish, spent the succeeding two years in Amboy, and in the spring of 1894 removed to Constantia. Mr. Danks served two years in the 12th N. Y. Cavalry under General Butler.