Biography of James Agard North

North, James Agard, was born in Alexander, N. Y., July 13, 1856, on the same farm where his father, for whom he was named, was born January 4, 1813. The father died at Attica. November 9, 1893. James A. North, Sr., was married June 6, 1847, to Rebecca Safford. Mrs. North died in Alexander July. 14, 1884, at the age of sixty-two years. Mr. North was married in March, 1878, to Eunice A. Gould, and they have had two children: Frank A. and Myra R. On the 4th of August, 1898, Myra was killed near her home in Stafford by a train of cars. Mr. North began teaching school at the age of sixteen years and has taught nearly every year since. He is one of the few teachers in Genesee county holding a State certificate entitling him to teach without further examination for life. He removed to Stafford in 1885, and carries on his farm besides keeping up his work as a teacher. He has one sister, Mrs. Edward H. (Olive) Putnam of Attica, and one brother, Safford E. North of Batavia.

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