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C.L. COVELL, attorney at law, Corry, was born March 3, 1849, in Westfield, Chautauqua Co., N.Y. His father was of English, Scotch and Irish, and his mother of English extraction. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm, and attended the district schools from six to fifteen years of age, and then attended school at Corry for eighteen months, finishing his education at Westfield Academy, Westfield, N.Y., where he remained about one year. Mr. Covell read law in Corry with Hon. C.O. Bowman, commencing in January, 1871, and was admitted to the bar March 27, 1873, at Erie City, since which time he has been successfully practicing his profession in Corry. On March 19, 1873, Mr. Covell was married, at Eden Center, Erie Co., N.Y., to Louisa Rathburn, born of English parentage, July 9, 1849, at Buffalo, N.Y. To this union have been born two children, viz., Alvah W., born at Corry, June 14, 1874, and Flora E., born also in Corry, August 6, 1877. Our subject was one of the founders of Corry City Iron Works, established in 1879; he is one of the charter members of the Northwestern Oil Company, established in 1881; is also an extensive real estate owner.