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Dewey, H. B., was born in the town of Orleans, Jefferson county, March 4, 1859, a son of B. W. and Ellen (Hallett) Dewey, natives of New York State. After receiving a liberal education Mr. Dewey taught school for ten winters and then went into the excursion business on the St. Lawrence; subsequently he embarked in the furniture and undertaking business and is the leader in Clayton because of his enterprise and progressive methods. Mr. Dewey is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Odd Fellows and Foresters. In 1890 he married Mamie L. Swart of Clayton, and they have one daughter, Lois Gertrude. Mr. Dewey is a self-made man and his enterprises have always proved successful.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898