Biography of George F. Avery
Madison County, NY Biographies





Avery, George F., son of James R. and Sarah M. (Fowler) Avery, was born in Stittville, Oneida county, N. Y., August 30, 1849. His father was a farmer and also a native of Stittville where he resided all his life. Mr. Avery received an education confined to the district schools and the Holland Patent graded school. At the age of twenty he began to learn the carpenter's trade which he followed in Marcy and Utica. Later he removed to Illion, Herkimer county. N. Y., where he remained three years engaged in contracting and building, erecting numerous buildings for the Remington Company. From Illion he removed to his native place where he followed the contracting business about one year, and at the end of that period went to Fail City, Neb. Here he was engaged in building and contracting and also for a time conducted a mercantile business and dealt extensively in live stock. In 1884 Mr. Avery settled in Oneida where he has since resided. He has erected numerous residences in the village, including those owned by John Maxwell; Theodore Hand; Charles Polley; R. B. Downing; and H. C. Stone; he has also erected the German Catholic Church; the Cree & Crandall Block; and St. Patrick's parochial residence. Mr. Avery has also been engaged extensively in fire appraising for individuals and insurance companies. He is a member of Eumenia Lodge of Odd Fellows, and a member and trustee of the Methodist Church. He married in 1874, Emma J. Cronk, daughter of Jasper Cronk of Boonville. Seven children have been born to them two of whom survive: Charles R, and Edward E.

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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