Biography of Harry M. Lay of Batavia, NY

Harry M. Lay, successor to Blake & Lay, is the young but progressive proprietor of a leading business enterprise of Batavia. The business was started by John H. Blake, and subsequently became, in 1887, Blake & Lay. During the continuance of the firm extensive buildings were erected, and the business assumed large proportions. Mr. Lay assumed the entire charge and ownership in 1889. The office and yards are on Liberty street, convenient to railroad transportation, and consist of lumber yard, coal sheds, a planing-mill 40x80 feet, two stories in height, and a hay barn 40x120 feet and 50 feet high, with a capacity for 2,000 tons of hay, which is shipped to eastern markets. Mr. Lay employs about 20 assistants, and has a promising future. He is a native of Chicago, and a son of George W. Lay, Esq., an attorney and descendant of old Genesee County families. Mr. Lay received an excellent education, graduating from Williams College in 1887. The same year he began his business career.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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