Biography of Hon. C. W. Avery
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Avery, Hon. C. W., a native of Onondaga county, was born in 1834 and at the age of ten moved with his parents to Oswego county, locating at Hastings. He was educated at Mexico Academy, read law with J. B. Randall at Central Square, and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He practiced there ten years, and then came to Phoenix. He was appointed county judge by Gov. Cleveland, has been district attorney and was president of the Board of Education of Phoenix about twenty years. He was chairman of the Syracuse Water Works Commission appointed to award damages to the proprietors on the outlet of Skaneateles Lake. He was the first president of the Central City Knife Co., and was interested in the Phoenix Paper Mfg. Co., also one of the incorporators of the Oswego and Onondaga Insurance Co. In 1859 he married Harriet E., daughter of Rev. Peter Woodin, and has three children, Lizzie L., wife of W. H. Carrier of Phoenix; Adelaine M. and Frank K., the present postmaster of Phoenix, who has also twice served as president of the village. The Avery family are descended from Christopher Avery, who immigrated to America from England. Judge Avery's parents were Russell and Betsey E. (Williams) Avery, natives of Montgomery and Onondaga counities.

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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