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C. B. ELY, bookkeeper, Corry City Iron Works, Corry, was born in Stockton, Chautauqua Co., N.Y. He was reared in his native place, attending district school, and Jamestown Academy for one winter. Mr. Ely first clerked for a few years; then commenced the grocery business in Corry as Ely & Allis, at which he continued six years; was also in the dry goods business two years, firm of Clark & Ely. He has been with the present company one year. Mr. Ely was united in marriage with Grace G. Horton, of Stockton, N.Y., daughter of Samuel G. Horton, a prominent farmer of Corry. To this union was horn, April, 1883, in Corry, one child, Ralph Ormes, a namesake of subject’s deceased half brother, Ralph Ely, who was a Brigadier General during the late war of the rebellion, and who also held other positions of trust.