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Willard Shurtleff Augsbury
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1858
Plessis
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1939
New York, USA

Willard Shurtleff Augsbury was born August 31, 1858 in Plessis, Jefferson County, New York. He received a liberal education in the public schools, at Ives Seminary, Phillips-Exeter Academy and at Yale University, in which institution he was a former member of the class of 1881, discontinuing his studies at the end of his freshman year to enter business.

The Bank of Antwerp was reorganized and in 1914, he was elected president of the institution, which position he still holds (1927). He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1915, 1916 and 1917: and in 1922 he was elected to the Senate of New York State, where he served for a term of two years. He was one of the founders of the Antwerp Free Library in 1908, and was its president until 1919 at which time the original library was succeeded by the Crosby Public Library, of which he was elected president and has continued to serve in that capacity.

His fraternal affiliations are with Antwerp Lodge, No. 226, Free and Accepted Masons: Watertown Commandery, Knights Templar; and Media Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. On September 12, 1893,

Willard Shurtleff Augsbury married Mary Ellis, who was born in Antwerp, New York, April 25, 1863, and died suddenly in New York City, June 17, 1920, a daughter of John D. and Mary J. (Buell) Ellis. There were no children of this marriage.
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Willard Shurtleff Augsbury, Republican, who represents the Second District of Jefferson county, has been a lifelong resident of the district he represents, having been born in the town of Alexandria, 31 Aug 1858 [Plessis, Jefferson, NY]. He was educated at Ives Seminary (since converted into the Antwerp High School), Philips Exeter Academy and Yale University (one year). Since 1870 his home has been in Antwerp, where he has been active in the business and public life of that town. He is interested in paper manufacturing but not actively. He is president of the Bank of Antwerp and a director in certain other corporations.

Until nominated for Assemblyman in 1914, Mr. Augsbury was never a candidate for office excepting that for many years he has held various village offices. Speaker Sweet in 1915 appointed Mr. Augsbury a member of the following Assembly Committees: Internal Affairs, Banks, Commerce and Navigation. Renominated in 1915 Mr. Augsbury received 4,847 votes to 2,542 votes cast for Carl T. Kapfer, Democrat. Speaker Sweet in 1916 appointed Mr. Augsbury a member of the following Committees: Internal Affairs, Public Education, and Banks. He died in 1939, aged 80.

The Bank of Antwerp was reorganized and in 1914, he was elected president of the institution, which position he still holds (1927). He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1915, 1916 and 1917: and in 1922 he was elected to the Senate of New York State, where he served for a term of two years. He was one of the founders of the Antwerp Free Library in 1908, and was its president until 1919 at which time the original library was succeeded by the Crosby Public Library, of which he was elected resident and has continued to serve in that capacity. His fraternal affiliations are with Antwerp Lodge, No. 226, Free and Accepted Masons:

Watertown Commandery, Knights Templar; and Media Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He married 12 Sep 1893 Mary Ellis b. 26 Apr 1863, Antwerp, NY; d. suddenly 17 Jun 1920 in New York City; dau. of John D. Ellis *and Mary J. Buell; State Regent D.A.R.; educated Ives Sem., Antwerp, and Vassar College; She was active in patriotic organizations; member Nat. Soc. Patriotic Women of America and Nat. Soc. Daughters of Am. Revolution. Mem. Saturday Club, Antwerp, NY. No children.
 
 
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  Mary Ellis Augsbury (1863 - 1920)
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Antwerp
Jefferson County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2011
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