Biography of Charles Hedding Avery


Avery, Charles Hedding, Buffalo, is a lineal descendant of Christopher Avery, who came to America from England in 1631 and settled in Gloucester, Mass. His greatgrandfather, Abraham Avery, served in the Revolutionary war as a corporal in the company commandedby Nathan Hale, Washington's martyr spy, and was afterwards taken prisoner by the British and confined on a prison ship. Subsequently he settled upon a farm in Chenango county, N. Y. Charles Hedding Avery was born in Monroe, Mich., February 15, 1852. He was educated in the public and high schools of Monroe, and Cornell University. After leaving the university he removed to Buffalo and began the study of law in the office of Hon. L. L. Lewis, who was subsequently justice of the Supreme Court of New York, and in 1877 was admitted to the bar. In 1878 be married Miss Ada Boys, at Ithaca, N. Y. In politics Mr. Avery is a Republican. For several years he held the office of deputy county clerk of Erie county, and proved a very efficient and popular official. He is quite prominent in the Masonic and other fraternities, being a past master of De Molay Lodge No. 498, F. & A. M., and having held various offices in other Masonic bodies. For two years he was grand regent of the Royal Arcanum, a fraternal beneficiary organization, and was a member of the Supreme Council of that order.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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