Biography of Charles A. Avery
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Avery, Charles A., was born in Hastings March 27, 1863, son of Russell H., of Onondaga county, born in 1836, a prominent farmer who came to Hastings about 1845 and died in July, 1889. He was a strong temperance advocate, was of great service to the church in Hastings and donated the site on which it is built, and was master of Hastings Grange at the time of his death. He was a brother of Judge Charles W. Avery of Phoenix. His wife is Louisa, daughter of Lyman Bush of Hastings, and is now residing on the homestead. Their children are Charles A., George H., Clayton D., and Clinton E. At the age of twenty Charles A. engaged as telegraph operator and station agent, and four years later accepted a position as postal clerk on the N. Y. C. R. R., which he filled very creditably four years under President Cleveland's administration. At his father's death he returned home and assumed charge of the farm of 150 acres. Clayton D. Avery is postmaster at Hastings, receiving his commission in July, 1893.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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