Biography of William Earl
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Earl, William, Ogdensburg, was born in Canada, January 4, 1831 came to the United States 1848; his lather's family were originally from the State of Vermont. Mr. Earl married Elizabeth W. Daniels, November 19, 1863, Potsdam, N. Y., by whom he has had eight children, six of whom are living. He has served as a police officer for ten years in Ogdensburg, and for the past twelve yeats has been overseer of the poor of the town of Oswegatchie, including the city of Ogdensburg. His son Grant is on the police force of this city; his sons John W. and Grant have opened a hardware store in Ogdensburg under the firm name of Earl Bros., and his late son, E. H. Earl, was one of the most promising young men of the county, and a brilliant scholar, having passed the State examination in twenty two subjects, with a. standing of ninetyeight per cent, (just before he died) which entitled him to a State certificate, authorized him to teach any school in the State during his life; but it did not come to him until after his death. He died September 29, 1880, in his 25th year; his son, Franklin S. Earl, is attending Bellevue Hospital Medical College. Mr. Earl's wife is a direct descendant from Benjamin Franklin by both her parents side, they marrying first cousins.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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