Biography of Neilson C. Brush
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Neilson Corbin Brush. - A director of the First National Bank of Brushton, Mr. Brush is prominent in the business and civic life of Franklin County, and is a member of one of its most highly esteemed families. He was born at Brushton, Aug. 25, 1894, the son of Henry Corbin and Florence (Cook) Brush.

A complete sketch of Henry Corbin Brush appears in this history.

After his graduation from Brushton High School in 1911, Neilson Corbin Brush attended Dartmouth College for two years. He subsequently studied law but gave up that profession before being admitted to the bar and in 1917 returned to Brashton, where he became interested in the coal and feed business with Irving Peck under the firm name of Peck & Brush. Mr. Brush later became owner of the business which he successfully conducted until 1928. He has served as supervisor of Moira since 1927, and since September, 1930, has been employed in the office of the Public Welfare Department in charge of Old Age Pensions. He has also held the office of mayor of Brushton since 1931. Mr. Brush was a member of the local Board of Education from 1918 until 1923, and in 1922 served as president of the Chamber of Commerce.

On July 11, 1917, Mr. Brush married Miss Susan Andrews, the daughter of Ralph and Phila Andrews of Massena, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Brush have a daughter, Florence Anne, born Sept. 18, 1918.

Mr. Brush is a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic and Elk Lodges. He also is a member of the Brushton Fish and Game Club.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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