Biography of Harvey M. Story
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Story, Harvey M., Potsdam, was born in the town of Fairfax, Franklin county, Vt., June 20, 1831, a son of Asahel Story, a native of Vermont, who married Chloe Diginson, also a native of Vermont. They had ten children, of whom our subject was the the youngest. He was educated in the common schools and Bakerfield Academy, Vt., and after leaving school worked on a farm and taught for three years. In September, 1852, he came to Potsdam where he for four years was a clerk in a grocery store and then went into the dry goods store of Theodore Clark & Son, which firm afterward became Clark & Forbes. He was with them only one gear and then went into the store of Charles Cox, becoming a partner with him in March, 1856. This partnership existed eight years. In 1866 he formed a partnership with E. D. Brooks in the dry goods trade, which lasted three years, and then bought Mr. Brooks's interest and has since continued alone. Since 1874 he has occupied the present store. Mr. Story carries a general line of dry goods, wall paper and sewing machines, employing four clerks. He married in 1856, Maria, daughter of Samuel Sherman of this town, and they have two children: Helen M., and Harvey M., jr., who is the stock manager.

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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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