Biography of Frank H. Emery
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Emery, Frank H., was born on the farm where he now lives in the town of Hornellsville, January 19, 1859. James P. Emery, the father of Frank H., was also born in this town. The grandfather of Frank, Wm. Emery, wasanative of Pennsylvania, and came to this country about 1824. James P. Emery was a farmer and March 17, 1852, bought a farm of 103 acres on lot 28, where he spent the balance of his days and died November 12, 1870. He was twice married, first to Elizabeth who bore him two children, neither of whom is now living. His second wife and mother of Frank H. Emery, Mary C. Labour, was the mother of three sons. Eugene and Albert both died in infancy. Frank H: was educated in the common schools, attending in summer till fifteen, and the winter time until nineteen. He has always been a farmer, and was the manager for his mother until twenty one years of age; he then bought the interest of his half sister's children in the farm, and is now the proprietor of seventy acres in his own name and his mother's one third interest. His principal product is potatoes; he also conducts a dairy of seven cows. He has always taken an active interest in the success of the Democrat party and its principles. He has made many valuable improvements to the property since coming into possession, and has one of the finest properties of the town. February 29, 1894, he was married to Miss Clara Oliver, daughter of the late Horatio Oliver of Almond.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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