Biography of George D. Genung
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GEORGE D. GENUNG was born in Brookton, Tompkins county, N. Y., May 26, 1853. He was the son of Enos H. and Sareta C. Genung, and one of a family of six children. He attended the district schools in his youth and later the high schools in Slatervine Springs and in Waverly, N. Y. He also taught district schools for several years. He was married June 28, 1876, with Miss Mary A. Van Derlip, of Waverly, and. the following April they removed from Danby to Waverly, where he has since resided. Here he engaged in the grocery business until April, 1882, when the publication of the Waverly Tribune was commenced and he became editor of that journaL A year later he became associate editor of the Waverly Advocate, of which O. H. P. Kinney and William Polleys were publishers, and a few months later both the publishers died, Mr. Polleys in June. Mr. Kinney in September. He continued to edit and publish the paper for the heirs and for subsequent owners until September, 1887. when he received the appointment of assistant postmaster under Charles C. Brooks, as postmaster. For five years he ifiled this position, having entire charge of the office, and during this time the free delivery service was established and many other improvements made. October 20, 1894, he formed a partnership with Clayton A. Smith, under the firm name of Genung & Smith, and purchased the Waverly Free Press, of which he became the editor and which is being successfully published by them. Mr. Genung has always been a staunch republican, active in politics and prominent in public and church work. He has served several terms as clerk of his town and is serving his third term as member of the board of education and second term as president of that board. He has two children, George L.; born in 1881, and Lucille S., born in 1883.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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