Biography of Alanson E. Gove


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Gove, Alanson E., son of Elijah and Minerva (Miller) Gove, was born in Wisconsin in 1857, and came to the State of New York when two years old with his parents. His mother died at that time and from then throughout his childhood days he lived with his aunt, Mrs. Asenath Hoover. In his younger days he worked in the store of O. H. Zoller of Pamelia and attended the district school. At the age of sixteen he went to Falley Seminary, Fulton, N. Y., and after spending two years there engaged in teaching and has taught forty terms in Jefferson county and at the present time holds a first grade license to teach in the State of New York. During summers he has made cheese for the last twenty years and at the present time owns and operates the Clover Dale cheese factory of Pamelia, N. 'V. In 1892 he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, William Timerman, and engaged in the mercantile business under the firm name of Gove & Timerman, dealers in general merchandise. June 6, 1893. he was appointed postmaster under Cleveland's administration. January 12, 1886, he married Sadie Patterson, and they have two children, Arthur E., born December 1, 1886, and Wilson T., born April 18, 1893. Mr. Gove has one brother, Clarence T. Gove of Pennsylvania, and two sisters, Arbella, who married Wilson Timerman of Pamelia, N. Y., and Majina, who married Charles Doxtater of Herkimer, N. Y.

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