Biography of Shepard S. Gary
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Gary, Shepard S., Stockholm, was born in Potsdam, May 5, 1827, one of five children of Elnathan and Rhoda (Goodrich) Gary, the latter a native of Potsdam, and the former many years a resident there. Shepard S. Gary has made his own way in the world. When a boy he earned his own livlihood. He spent six years with Augustine Clarkston, of Potsdam, and then came to Stockholm, where he learned the carpenter trade, This and also the trade of a wheelwright he followed for many years. He first settled in Stockholm on the farm now owned by W. Sampson, which he traded for the one he now owns of 100 acres. He also owns the factory known as the Gary creamery, which manufactures 3,000 pounds of butter per month. in 1853 Mr. Gary married Mirinda Seaver, of Stockholm, a daughter of Raymond Beaver. Their children are: Homer E., Effie, Kate (deceased), Addie, Luna (deceased), Fred and Minnie. Homer E. is a resident of Tupper Lake. His wife is Bertha, daughter of J. S. Chellis, and their children are : Mabel, Mildred (dedeased) and Isabella. Homer Gary is a member of Amber Lodge 395, F. and A. M., of the Royal Arch Masons, of Potsdam Lodge, and of the I. O. O. F. Winthrop Lodge. Effle is the wife of George G. Gillett, of Stockholm. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. Winthrop Lodge. Mr. Gary is a Republican in politics, and liberal in religion. He is a member of Amber Lodge No. 395, F. and A. M.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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