Biography of Garritt Audas
Madison County, NY Biographies





Audas, Garritt, who has been in business in Oneida for Sixteen years as a funeral director and undertaker, was born in Vienna. Oneida county. N. Y., June 2, 1835, a son of Peter and Mary (Hailstone) Audas. His parents, who were both natives of Yorkshire, England, came to this country in the early twenties, and settled in Clinton, N. Y.. thence removing to Western Pennsylvania, and later to Vienna in Oneida county. Peter Audas who was a farmer and millwright died December 10, 1890, having reached the advanced age of ninety one years. Garritt Audas was educated in the common schools and until he was eighteen years old assisted in the conduct of his father's farm, also learning the carpenters trade. He then went to Cleveland. Oswego county, N. Y., where for two years he was employed in a box factory. Later he worked as a carpenter and boat builder in that town and built many boats for the Erie Canal. When the Ontario & Western railroad was built he engaged in the business of contracting to construct bridges, and built most of the bridges in this section as well as many on the Auburn Branch. He then engaged in business in the town of Cleveland as a furniture dealer and undertaker. During his residence there he served as justice of the peace, as village trustee several terms, and as deputy sheriff of Oswego county four years. In May, 1883, Mr. Audas purchased the undertaking business of W. R. Thompson in Oneida where he has since resided. For a time he was the only undertaker in town and by virtue of his long establishment he is well known in this vicinity. He married. November 8. 1857, Jerusha. H. Covell, and three children have been born to them: Anna M.. wife of Prof. N. Knight of Johns Hopkins University: Edward N. and Jessie E. (who died June 8, 1883).

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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