Biography of The Hon. Edward K. Emery


Emery, Hon. Edward K., Buffalo, judge of the County Court of Erie county, was born in Aurora, Erie county, July 29, 1851, and is the son of Josiah and Elizabeth C. (Kellogg) Emery, and a grandson of Josiah Emery, a colonel in the war of 1812. His family were among the pioneers of Western New York. Judge Emery educated himself by teaching school winters and working on the farm summers. He read law in Buffalo, was admitted to the bar in 1877, and at once began an active and successful professional career. In 1887 and 1888 he represented the old Fifth District of Erie county in the State Assembly, and in 1895 was nominated by the Republicans for judge of the Erie County Court and elected by over 8,000 majority. He assumed the duties of his office January 1, 1896, and has since discharged them with great credit and satisfaction. Judge Emery is an able lawyer and jurist, a prominent Mason, Odd Fellow and member of the Royal Arcanum, and a citizen widely respected and esteemed. In 1886 he married Clara B., daughter of Jedediah Darbie of Aurora, Erie county.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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