Biography of Antonio Mercurio
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Antonio Mercurio is associated in business with his brother Blase under the firm style of Mercurio Brothers, importers and wholesale commission dealers in fruits, their establishment being located at No. 69 Broad street in Utica. His birth occurred in Termini Imerese, Italy, on the 12th of October. 1857. his father being Frank Mercurio, a macaroni manufacturer of that place. He obtained his education in the schools of his native city and is a graduate of the Regia Scuola Technica di Termini. He thoroughly mastered the French language and after putting aside his text books became an expert accountant, holding several important official positions as administrator. In 1901 he crossed the Atlantic to the United States and in 1904 took up his abode in Utica, where he has resided continuously since and enjoys an enviable reputation as an expert accountant and bookkeeper. For the past seven years he has been associated in business with his brother Blase in the conduct of a wholesale fruit enterprise, in which connection he has won a gratifying measure of prosperity.

As a companion and helpmate on the journey of life Mr. Mercurio chose Miss Mary Lo Buono, by whom he has one son, Anthony Joseph, whose natal day was May 28, 1892, and who was educated in the Utica schools. In May, 1911, he was graduated from the Utica School of Commerce and is now in business with his father and uncle.

Politically Mr. Mercurio is a stanch advocate of the republican party, believing its principles most conducive to good government. He is widely known as a campaign orator and is in great demand as a speaker at Italian meetings, banquets, etc. His fraternal relations are with the Masons and he also acts as vice president of the Sons of the Columbus Club. He is public spirited in an eminent degree and his success is well merited, for he has ever followed the most honorable methods in carrying on his business and he therefore commands the respect and good will of his fellowmen.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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