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Biography of Harry Joseph Jeffway

Few men engaged in the electrical construction and contracting business in this part of the State have been trained in so practical and, indeed, in so high grade a school of experience in electrical work as Harry Joseph Jeffway, who not only has an established repute for unrivalled excellence in his Easthampton business, but who throughout the World War was on duty at submarine bases of the greatest responsibility as an electrician, afterwards also continuing in related lines for the United States Government in the shipyards. Mr. Jeffway is an expert in all matters electrical; he has built up an extensive business in company with his brother, William Edward Jeffway, a sketch of whom precedes this, and his popularity combines with his professional ability to secure his success. His ancestors came from France to America during the Colonial era; and the family name is an irreproachable one in matters of good citizenship and industry. Adolphus Jeffway, a sketch of whose life appears in the biography of William Edward Jeffway, was the father of Harry Joseph Jeffway, the subject of this review. Harry Joseph Jeffway was born August 19, 1895, in Chateaugay, New York, where he attended the public schools, and he afterwards attended school in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and at Easthampton. After a short season of employment in the mills at Easthampton, he began to engage in electrical work, and in the employ of others to 1917, at Hartford and Waterbury, Connecticut, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. At the close of the World War, Mr. Jeffway, upon his discharge from the service, remained in New York to March, 1920, where he...

Biography of William Edward Jeffway

WILLIAM EDWARD JEFFWAY. To the prosperous activities of the electrical business at Easthampton, in which William Edward Jeffway is engaged in company with his brother, Harry Joseph Jeffway, he has brought the results of a varied and practical experience in the employ of a number of concerns engaged both in general manufacturing and in horticulture and orcharding, as well as in electrical matters. A veteran of the World War, he served in the Ordnance Department overseas, and shared with his comrades in a number of important engagements on battlefields in France. He is prominent in the community and social life of Easthampton, and is highly regarded by his associates and patrons in his business life. Mr. Jeffway is a descendant of early French settlers in Canada, his name having been spelled Geoffroy, according to the genealogical dictionary of L’Abbe-Tanguay. Nicholas Geoffroy came to Canada from France before 1679; he married Ursule Pepin, and is thought to be the progenitor of families bearing that name in Canada. Jeremiah Geoffroy (as he spelled the name), grandfather of Mr. Jeffway, was born March 30, 1803, in Canada, and he died at Chateaugay, New York. February 7, 1876, his father having died at St. Martin’s, Canada, when he was fifty-two years old. There were two other sons, namely, Vincent and Francis. Jeremiah lived at St. Martin’s and at Black River, Canada, afterwards removing to Chateaugay, New York. where he engaged in farming to the time of his death; and it was after the arrival of the family to the United States that the name was changed to Jeffway. He married Theresa Boutilier, the...

Biographical Sketch of Carl D. Smith

Carl D. Smith, although still a young man, has been prominently identified with the establishment of a number of newspapers in the state of New York. He was born in Chateaugay, Franklin county, New York, June 19, 1876, and was educated at the Franklin Academy, Malone, New York. While employed in the office of the Malone Farmer, in 1892, he took up the trade of printing and was thus engaged for a period of three years. He then organized the Adirondack Enterprise, at Saranac Lake, this paper being one of the pioneers in this field of publication in that section of the country. Subsequently he purchased the Tupper Lake Herald, and the Lake Placid Adirondack, editing and publishing these in connection with the Adirondack Enterprise. At the expiration of four years he sold his interests in these papers and came to Victor, New York, in 1899, where he purchased the Herald, which he has edited and published since that time. He established the East Bloomfield Review in 1900, and at the present time (1910) gives his personal attention to both publications. Both papers express independent opinions on political...

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