Biography of Charles M. Risley
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Risley, Charles M., was born in Russell, St. Lawrence county, November 28, 1848, the second of nine children of Marvin A. and Mariette (Bishop) Risley, natives of Massachusetts. who early came to Russell. Later they came to this town, and afterwards removed to Webster, but again came to Ontario, where they died, he in 1892, (May 27), and his wife March 22, 1889. Mr. Risley served as constable two years, and was a Republican. Charles M. was educated in the public schools, and is a mason by trade. He follows farming, owning forty five acres of land, and raising stock, also devoting some attention to fruit raising. He is a Republican and a Granger, also a member of Fish Post. No. 406 G. A. R In 1864 Mr. Risley enlisted in Company B, 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, serving till the close of the war. He was at Cold Harbor, Monocacy, Winchester, Sayler Run, Cedar Creek, Petersburg. At the close of the war he went to Webster, and in 1868 came to Ontario, where he has ever since resided. In 1876 be married Marion, daughter of Hubbard Risley, of Russell, and they have one son, Manley H., who resides at home.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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