George E. Farley

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GEORGE E. FARLEY, of Amherst, one of the enterprising agriculturists of Hillsboro County, was born February 6, 1849, in Hollis, N.H., a son of Enoch Farley, and a descendant of a pioneer settler of that place. His grandfather, Enoch Farley, Sr., a lifelong resident of Hollis, was well known and respected in the district. The father, a man of sound judgment and much executive ability, served as Selectman of Hollis for a number of years, and during the late war was a recruiting officer at Concord, N.H. He subsequently removed to Nashua, this county, where he was Street Commissioner for a number of terms, and where he died in 1886. In politics he was an unswerving Democrat. His wife, whose maiden name was Harriet E. Baker, was born and reared in Sullivan, N.H. They reared four children ; namely, George E. , Luke A. , Hattie E. , and Lizzie G. Farley.

George E. Farley grew to man’s estate in his native town, attending the district schools of Hollis, the high school of Milford, and the McCollom Institute of Mont Vernon. After leaving the latter institution, he taught school for one year in the town of Brookline, this State. Going then to Nashua, he began life as a clerk in the furniture store of John Coggin, remaining in that capacity until familiar with the business in all of its details. Then, in company with his brother, Luke A. Farley, he bought out his employer, and, until the dissolution of the firm, carried on a successful business under the name of Farley Brothers. In 1879 Mr. Farley removed to Amherst, having bought the farm where he now resides, and has since carried on an extensive business in general agriculture and lumbering, besides serving as Justice of the Peace and doing much work in the probate line.

On May 20, 1875, Mr. Farley married Miss Mary E. Harmon, daughter of the late Ivory and Almeda (Hobson) Harmon, of Nashua. They have one child, George W. Farley. Since becoming a citizen of Amherst, Mr. Farley has identified himself with the leading interests of the town, and encouraged and supported all beneficial enterprises. For four years he has served acceptably as Selectman of the town. In politics he is a stanch Republican. He is a member of Souhegan Grange and of the Order of the Golden Cross, both of Amherst.