MRS. KATE E. LOUNSBERY, a resident of Oneida, is the widow of John Edward Lounsbery. The latter was born in Onondaga, Madison County, N.Y., November 29, 1842, and when but two years of age removed with hi parents to Montgomery County. Here he was brought up on a farm, and was early inured to the work incident to farm life. His education was received in the common schools; and by close application he acquired a fairly good practical education, making rapid progress and understanding well what he undertook to learn. Subsequently he took a course of study at the Fort Plain Institute; and, having been all through his student career an apt and ready scholar, he became well qualified for the practical work of life.
When he was twenty-three years of age, he married Miss Kate E. Seeber, the subject of this sketch; and in 1866 they removed to Oneida, where Mr. Lounsbery engaged in the stove and tinware business, as book-keeper and salesman. Being a man of pleasing address, he made a success of his work, but died before he really had time to develop the qualities that he undoubtedly possessed, his death occurring May 24, 1868. By his marriage with Miss Seeber he had two children; namely, Louis Edward and George Willard. Both boys learned the printer's trade, the elder being now editor and manager of a newspaper in Warsaw, Wyo. The younger, George W., is engaged in the drug business in Oneida, in which village there is no more pleasant and popular young man in business. Both he and his brother are strong Republicans, as was their father before them; and both are well versed in the policies of that party.
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