Biography of George M. Boomer


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Boomer, George M., was born in Belleville, January 17, 1847, a son of Mathew and J eanette (Dutcher) Boomer. Mathew Boomer was a native of Ellisburg, a son of Mathew Boomer who came to Ellisburg in a very early day and here lived and died. Mathew, jr., was a farmer and at one time owned a farm of 160 acres. In politics he was a Republican and was deputy sheriff and constable. He served three years in the late war, in the 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery. George M. Boomer was educated in the Union Academy and began his business life as a clerk in Oswego, and has been engaged in various kinds of business. In 1872 he began booming the oil and gas wells, beginning in Canada, and has traveled in Germany and Australia in this business. He came to his native town, Ellisburg, in 1893 and bought a farm of 83 acres of land and followed general farming. September 27, 1875, he married Georgiana Morrison of Petrolia, Ontario, and they had seven children: Florence F., wife of Byron A. Randall of Dexter; Blanche C., George H., Mabel J., DonaldJ., Sidney M. and Ruth M. Mr. Boomer is a Republican and attends and supports the M. E. church. He served in the late war, enlisting in Co. M, 20th N. Y. Cavalry, and served until the close of the war.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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