Biography of Albert Marcellus
Madison County, NY Biographies





Marcellus, Albert, who died in Oneida June 11, 1899, in the fifty ninth year of his age, was one of Oneida's most prominent business men and a valued citizen. He was born in Auriesville, Montgomery county, N. Y., March 31, 1840, and passed the greater part of his boyhood days in his native village, being afforded liberal educational advantages which well fitted him for the practical business career he followed. He came to Oneida from Pittsford, Monroe county, N. Y., about thirty years ago, and in company with his father, the late Albert Marcellus, sr., constructed several miles of the Midland railroad south of Oneida. Later (in 1871-72) he took the contract of laying the two freight tracks on the Central railroad between Oneida and Canaseraga, and subsequently held large contracts with that company for construction work, which was proof that he performed his obligations faithfully and honorably. For upwards of twenty years, in addition to his other business, he conducted an extensive lumber trade in Oneida and vicinity. Mr. Marcellus was reliable and thorough in everything he undertook, and was usually successful in his enterprises. He was a man of strong convictions and could not be swerved from what he considered honorable and just, but withal was a genial man and a warm hearted friend. In politics he was a true Democrat but by no means a narrow partisan. Contrary to his expressed wishes he was elected a village trustee in 1895 and served two years. As chairman of the street committee he proved one of the most efficient and practical officers that ever acted in that capacity, and as member of several other important committees he showed no lack of zeal, ever being keenly alive to public interests. He was an esteemed member of Oneida Lodge, No. 270, F. & A. M., and of Doric Chapter, No. 193, R A. M. Mr. Marcellus married in 1872, Miss Mary Gors of Dansville, N. Y., who survives him. He is succeeded in business by his son, George A. Marcellus, who was born in Oneida, December 4, 1873; was graduated from Yale College with the class of 1896; and was associated with his father in business until the latter's death.

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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