Biography of Emmerson Orvis
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Orvis, Emmerson, of English ancestry, was born in the State of New York on April 4, 1844. In January, 1882, he enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Third New York Infantry Volunteers, and was honorably discharged in the fall of 1865. December 26, 1867, he married Fidelia A., daughter of Silas A. and Lucy Lyon, of Elmira. They have two children: Seba H., born December 23, 1875, and Josephine, born October 27, 1879. For the past twenty one years Mr. Orvis has conducted a wholesale market gardening business, utilizing more than 100 acres of land.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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