Biographical Sketch of Clark Galusha

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(II) Clark, son of Amos Galusha, was born in Otsego county, October 11, 1824. Reared in a sparsely settled community his education was confined to the limited advantages afforded by the public school system then in vogue in the rural districts, but he made good use of his opportunities for study and became a man of considerable learning. His principal occupation was tilling the soil. In early manhood he resided for a time in Italy, Yates county, New York, and settling in Phelps, Ontario county, in 1864 he purchased a farm which he carried on successfully for the remainder of his active life. In 1864 he enlisted in the Fiftieth New York Engineers Corps for service in the union army, and served until the close of the civil war, receiving an honorable discharge in 1865. Although the management of his farm absorbed the greater part of his attention, he nevertheless found opportunities to exercise his abilities in other fields of usefulness, and was one of the most prominent citizens of Phelps in his day. He took a special interest in the study of history and was regarded as an authority upon that subject. In politics he was a Republican.

He was a member and trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church, for a number of years acting as superintendent of the Sunday School. Mr. Galusha died May 28, 1906. He married Eunice Burnette, who died October 23, 1896. Children: Evangeline, married T. V. Fox, of Clifton Springs, New York; Amanda, married C. Schultz, of Clifton Springs; Herbert, died at the age of two years; George S., whose sketch can be found elsewhere.

MLA Source Citation:

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. Web. 22 December 2014. - Last updated on May 21st, 2011


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