Biography of Charles T. Sperry
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Charles T. Sperry, real estate dealer, private banker and insurance broker of Whitesboro, was born at Yorkville, New York, October 14, 1855, and has spent a large portion of his life in this state. He is a son of Burton N. and Helen M. (Corbin) Sperry. His father was a clergyman and the son was educated in the schools of New Haven and Thompson, Connecticut, and Littleton, Massachusetts, where his father served at various times as pastor. In November, 1879, Mr. Sperry, of this review came to Boonville, Oneida county and entered as apprentice a blacksmith ands machine shop where with he was connected until July 3,'1881. He then engaged in the same line of business at Whitesboro and was identified altogether about twenty two years with this vocation. About twelve years ago he began in the real estate business and now has his son assisting him, under the title of Sperry & Son. They represent half a dozen of the leading fire insurance companies and make a specialty of underwriting large manufacturing concerns in Whitesboro and neighboring towns. They have also acted as agents for either the vendor or vendee in ninety five per cent of the real estate transactions at Whitestown during the past ten years and deal in vacant and improved city property and farms throughout the county.

On the 13th of November, 1880, Mr. Sperry was married to Miss Ella Bowers, of Whitesboro, and they have one son, Burton C., who was born there, September 9, 1881. He is a graduate of the Whitesboro high school and on September 19, 1904, was married to Miss Edna M. Morris, daughter of Charles O. and Ada C. Morris, of Whitesboro, and they have one son, Charles B., born June 26, 1908. Mr. Burton C. Sperry is an adherent of the republican party; he is identified with Schuyler Lodge No. 147, I. O. O. F., and holds membership in the Che-Ga-Quat-Ga Club of Whitesboro; athletics furnish him recreation and pleasure. He is a progressive young business man, fully alive to the interests of the community and has made a record of which any man of his age might justly be proud.

Charles T. Sperry gives his support to the republican party and has for many years been prominent in political affairs of Oneida county. He has served as clerk and trustee of Whitesboro and is now filling the office of police judge. He is a member of the Whitesboro board of trade, the Oneida County Underwriters Association and the Whitesboro Sportsmen's Association, being treasurer of the latter organization. He is an enthusiastic sportsman, a fine shot and seldom returns from the field without trophies of his skill. A courteous gentleman of unquestioned integrity and proven business ability, he stands high in commercial and social circles and enjoys in a full measure the confidence of all with whom he comes into contact.

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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