Biography of Henry Z. Persons
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Persons, Henry Z., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in East Aurora, N. Y., November 4, 1819, is a son of Robert Persons. The father of Henry came to East Aurora in 1815, where he lived and died in 1864; he was in the war of 1812, was a farmer and one of the prominent men of his town; his wife was Alta Hamilton, and they had four sons and one daughter. Henry Persons was reared on a farm until twenty years of age and educated in the common schools of Aurora. He followed clerking a short time and in 1845 engaged in the mercantile business, in which he was very successful, and is at present the owner of 400 acres of land. In 1883 the Bank of East Aurora was established and he was vice president, and for the last five years has been president of the bank. He was married, in June, 1848 to Mary White of East Hamburg, and they have one son, Henry H. Persons.

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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