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George Ames Burr
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1829
Worthington
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1881
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of: Ames & Relief (Eager) Burr

Left Worthington about the age of 14 to work as a clerk in the Stoddard & Lathrop Dry Goods Store in Northampton. Prior to moving to Bleecker, NY about 1851, he formed a partnership with Lewis J McIntyre. The partnership dealt in flour, grain & coal.

With William H Stoddard & Christopher Clarke, provided the $3000 guarantee fee needed to bring Jenny Lind to Northampton for a July 1851 performance. The concert receipts were $4500.00

Married Sarah M Ely on 28 June 1854

On moving to Bleecker, he partnered with a Mr Odenkirk in manufacturing wooden ware. In 1860, the factory burned. At the time, the Florence Sewing Machine company was looking for a general agent. He also served as financier and treasurer of the company. After serving as CEO of Florence Sewing Machine Company, he founded the Florence Manufacturing Company by purchasing Littlefield, Parsons & Co.

He was a selectman for several years, a director of the Northampton National Bank & the vice president of the Florence Savings Bank 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah M Ely Burr (1830 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Fannie Burr Look (1856 - 1936)*
  Charley Burr (1860 - 1864)*
  Lily Burr (1861 - 1862)*
  George Howard Burr (1866 - 1939)*
  Harry Kent Burr (1871 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
George A Burr/Dec 12 1829/Jan 26 1881

 
Burial:
Bridge Street Cemetery
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: P.K. Magruder
Record added: Jun 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27683546
George Ames Burr
Added by: P.K. Magruder
 
George Ames Burr
Added by: P.K. Magruder
 
George Ames Burr
Added by: P.K. Magruder
 
 
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 Added: Oct. 23, 2009
 
 
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