GEORGE F. DEMEREE, one of the oldest business men of Harpursville, New York, has conducted a general hardware
and grocery store there for almost a quarter of a century, and there is no citizen more highly esteemed for those
qualities which make for success. Mr. Denieree was born in Hancock, New York, November 30, 1850, son of Albert
and Almira (Haines) Demeree. His parents were engaged in farming, and were prominent among the thrifty and industrious
citizens of Hancock. His education was obtained in the public schools and soon after he located in Harpursville,
where he was employed as a clerk. By thrifty habits and diligence, Mr. Deineree saved sufficient capital to engaged
in mercantile pursuits in 1899. Each year the business increased and expanded and today the store owned by Mr.
Demeree is one of the leading business houses of Broome county. A general line of groceries, hardware, farming
implements, and auto accessories is carried, and a large volume of business is daily transacted. He is very highly
esteemed and is often consulted on matters of importance in the town's welfare. Politically Mr. Demeree acts with
the Republican party, and fraternally he is a Mason and a member of the Improved Order of Red Men.
Mr. Demeree married (first) September 10, 1879, at Stockton, California, Mary A. Chase (deceased). The children
of this marriage were: Almira, born June 9, 1881, married Charles Campbell; James Gilbert, born December 25, 1883,
married Eliza Lewis, and has three children: James Arthur; Richard and Evelyn. Mr. Demeree married (second) January
1, 1894, Almira Burlinggme, born February 21, 1852, in Afton, the daughter of Rufus and Elvira (Landers) Burlingame.
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