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Gay, F. H.

F. H. GAY, dealer in fine groceries and jobber in butter, cheese and eggs, corner of First avenue and Pleasant street, Corry. Penn., was born in Ripley, Chautauqua Co., N.Y., August 23, 1837. Reared on his father’s farm, and educated at Erie City Academy and finished his education at Bryant & Stratton’s Commercial College at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1862. Mr. Gay was baggage agent for the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad at Corry from 1863 to 1876. During the same period served as city official (Police Justice) five years, high Constable two years. In 1875, bought out a meat market on First avenue, which he ran for six years successfully, during some of which time he bought and shipped to Philadelphia market stock to a large amount. After which he was one year in the grocery business. Has been elected to the City Council for four successive years. Mr. Gay was married in 1860. his children are Frank H. Gay, Jr., and Bell Gay. He was married again in 1873 to his present wife.


 

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