FRED R. McLAURY - One of the largest farms located on the main highway between Buffalo and New York City is
owned by Fred R. McLaury, who is also one of the most progrseeive and modern dairymen of Broome county. His farms
comprise 650 acres and some of the finest Holstein cattle in the east are raised there. At the present time (1922)
Mr. MeLaury has eighty head of these superior Holstein breeding cattle from which young stock is raised and sold
throughout the states. In every other way his farm shows the result of intelligent care and thorough knowledge
of crop rotation and other agricultural achievements. Besides his stock raising business, Mr. McLaury is aLso actively
engaged in dairying, being interested in a Grade B Creamery at Deposit and a Grade A Creamery at Oquaga, a short
distance from his farm. About 125 gallons of milk are produced and delivered daily to the Grade A plant at Oquaga
which is operated by the Newark Milk & Cream Company of Newark, New Jersey. At Oquaga the whole milk is canned
and shipped to the pasteurizing and bottling plant at Newark, New Jersey, whence it is distributed to the consumers
in that city.
Fred B. MeLaury was born September 27, 1872, in the town of Deposit, New York, and his education was obtained in
the schools of Sanford tøwnship. His parents, Martin and Susan (Hewitt) MeLaury, were thrifty farming people,
and soon after leaving school, the son spent his entire time on the homestead. While aiding in the work, he was
also learning the details of farming and thus laid the foundation of the success which he has since achieved. When
he became of age he acquired a small farm of his own, and with the passing years worked towards the time when he
could purchase a place such as he is now the proud owner of. Mr. McLaury has little time for social matters and
is not active in any of these organizations. Yet in common with many of his busy neighbors, he can always be depended
upon to respond when an important issue is at stake.
Mr. McLaury married, at Deposit, February 4, 1902, Frances Butler, daughter of Edward and Martha (Reynolds) Butler.
They are regular attendants of the Baptist church of Deposit.
Binghamton and Broome County
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924
Broome County, NY
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