Biography of Harry H. Persons
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Persons, Harry H., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, was born in Aurora, November 17, 1817, and is a son of Robert Persons, mentioned in this work. He was reared on a farm and educated in Aurora Academy. His principal business has been dealing in cattle, and he has also carried on farming and owns 193 acres of land where he has lived for forty four years. February 22, 1843, he married Esther A. Ferris, who was born in Yates county, N. Y., town of Milo, in 1822, daughter of Israel H. Ferris and Betsey (Maples) Ferris, who came to Aurora in 1826; he died in Alden, Erie county, and she in Chautauqua county. Mr. and Mrs. Persons have had six children Catharine (deceased), Frank (of Omaha, Neb.), George F. (of Chicago), Helen (wife of Benjamin P. Wooley), Mary (deceased), Alta (wife of Henry Mason of Wales, son of Morgan Mason, an early settler of Aurora, N. Y.). Mr. Persons has always been a Democrat. Mr. and Mrs. Persons celebrated their golden wedding in 1893, and the minister who married them (A. C. Barrell) was present.

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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