Biography of Joseph H. Shearer


Shearer, Joseph H., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in Palmer, Mass., April 13, 1824, is a son of Noah and Betsey Shearer, who came to East Aurora in 1839, where they lived and died. Mr. Shearer was fifteen years old when he came to East Aurora and was educated in the Aurora Academy. He began the study of law with L. W. Graves of East Aurora and in 1857 was admitted to the bar, and with the exception of eight years has practiced in Aurora. In 1852 he married Emma Rickords of England, who came to America with her parents when but six years old. She died in January, 1896, leaving six children: Albert, Clara, Louisa, Dora, William and Jane.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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