Biography of the Earl Brothers
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Earl Brothers, Ogdensburg. Earl, John W., senior member of the house of Earl Brothers, was born in Ogdensburg, January 9, 1866. He is a son of poormaster William Earl, of this city. J. W. Earl received his education in the schools of Ogdensburg, after which for six years he followed teaching. His last position being that of principal of the Morristown Union School, and in the present year (1893) he, with his brother officer, Grant Earl of the Ogdensburg police force, established a hardware, tin and sheet iron enterprise on Ford street, having one of the most elegant and finely arranged stores in the city, in which they are already enjoying a large patronage. John W. attends entirely to the management of this business while his brother, Grant. devotes his attention to his police duties. Mr. Earl is a high degree Mason, and has served as inspector of elections, and is now supervisor of the fourth ward of this city. Both members take an active part in athletics. John W. is one of the fastest bicycle riders in St. Lawrence county, holding the present championship. Grant has the county championship for quarter mile running.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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