Biography of Andrew M. H. Pearson
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Pearson, Andrew Monroe Henry, Potsdam, was born in Gloversville, Fulton county, September 13, 1833, a son of William, a native of England, born in 1802, and came to this country in 1832. He was a cooper by trade and followed that in connection with manufacturing in this country. Andrew was one of a family of five children, all living: Mrs. Lydia A. smith, of Saratoga; William, a furniture finisher, of Glens Falls; Noah, a painter, of Norwood; Edwin, a mechanic of Fort Edward; and Andrew. Subject was only three years of age when his parents moved to New York city, where he was educated. His first occupation was a cooper, which he followed until 1869 in South Glens Falls, and then engaged in the manufacture of broom handles and children's toy hoops. In 1869 he came to St. Lawrence county locating at Potsdam Junction, Norwood, where he bought the broomhandle shop and water power established by George Enos on the Racquette river. Mr. Pearson has retired from the business. He still owns the water power, but the mill was destroyed by fire, January 31, 1893. The beautiful residence of Mr. Pearson was erected in 1888. He married, September 6, 1856, Mary A. Wholf, of Glens Falls, N. Y., and they have two adopted children: Henry A., a jeweler of Coffeywille, Kan., and Sarah Elnora Rush, of Whitehall, N. Y.

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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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