Biography of John Spurr
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Spurr, John, was born in England July 23, 1835, emigrating to America in 1836 with his parents, Edward and Eliza Spurr, who settled at Burlington, Vt. During his boyhood, his father was engaged in business at Chittenango, as overseer in a woolen mill and at Canaseraga, where he conducted a grocery. Edward and Eliza now live at Victory, Cayuga county, aged eighty six and eighty two years respectively. John Spurr came to Wolcott in 1866, and has for twenty eight years been engaged in farming. He has four sons: Edward H., Macy, Clayton and Harrison. Edward, a machinist ism married and lives at Kalamazoo, Mich. During the war, our subject was a soldier of Co. F, 160th N. Y. Vols., suffering imprisonment and sickness. He was during the latter part of the war a wardmaster in the hospital at New Orleans, having developed a valuable capacity as a nurse. Our subject is a member of the M. P. Church of Wolcott, holding the office of steward and trustee.

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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