Biography of Norman Jerome
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Jerome, Norman, was born in Herkimer county, and his son, Norman, jr., was born in Murray, September 9, 1811. and died April 29, 1875. He married Elvira Oakes, of Herkimer county, born April 12, 1820, and died December 1, 1883. Their children were: Hiram, our subject, born in Gaines, June 2, 1839; Sarah Augusta. born December 24, 1840; Pulaski, born November 11, 1841, who was killed at the battle of the Wilderness May 8, 1864; Charles, born June 11, 1844; Riley N., born October 24, 1855. Our subject was educated in the common schools, and spent his young days on the farm. In 1861 he enlisted in the army. In 1865 he engaged in farming, which occupation he continued till 1875. He was employed by Selheimer & Beckwith in the produce business at Carlton Station until 1883, then entered business for himself, doing a general produce and commission business. In 1889 he was appointed by Harrison assistant inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry in the Agricultural Department, which position he held four years. He has served as town clerk and commissioner of highways. September 20, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, 8th N. Y. Cavalry, commanded by Col. Samuel Crook, and served at Beverly Ford, where he was made sergeant of General Beauford's body guard; the Wilderness, Winchester, Antietam, Gettysburg, Maryland Heights, Harper's Ferry. Our subject is a member of the A. O. U. W., of Carlton Lodge, No. 247, a charter member of Bates Post, No. 114, of Albion and of the F. & A. M., Eastern Star of New York city, No. 227. January 24, 1866, he married Mary Garbutt, of Carlton, born April 9, 1843. Their children are: Harry, born April 30, 1867, died October 3, 1893; M. Gertrude, born May, 11, 1870, married Henry Spicer, and lives in Falls Village, Conn.; Frank G., born Septemder 16, 1872; Elizabeth E., born October 31, 1874; Mahlon D., born March 31, 1878, lives in New York city; and Ethel M., born December 25, 1882.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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