Biography of W. N. Lavery
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Lavery, W. N., Lawrence, wns born in the town of Lawrence, July 29, 1847, a son of Marda Lavery, born October 11, 1801, a son of John L., who came from Ireland at an early day, settling on a farm in Essex county. He had eleven children. Marda Lavery began business for himself early in life, being put out to work at the age of eleven. At about twenty one years he came to Lawrence and bought a farm, his deed being the first one given in the town. He rnarrried, in Essex county, Hannah Moore, and came at once to Lawrence, where they settled upon a farm and spent the remainder of their days. They had three sons and one daughter. He died August 28, 1879, and his wife in October, 1881. W. N. Lavery received his education in the common schools of Lawrence and the Lawrenceville Academy, and has always resided on the old homestead, having added seventy five acres, and now owns a tract of 225 acres. He engages in general farming and dairying, keeping about thirty Ayrshire cows, and he also deals in horses and sheep. February 8, 1877, be married Alice E., daughter of H. A. and D. J. (Dudley) Boland, natives of Castleton, Vt., who came to this county about 1848. Mr. Boland was a practicing physician in Waddington fourteen years, then came to Lawrenceville, where he practiced twenty years. He died in October, 1891, and his widow still resides at Lawrenceville. Our subject has had two children: Jennie, born March 24, 1879, died in infancy; and R. W. Lavery, born May 20, 1882. Mr. Lavery is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Deer River Grange, No. 702.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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