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Schuyler Co., NY
Photo Album

Harvey J. COUCH, Catharine, N.Y.

The original photo was "rescued" from a local antique store and is available to a direct descendant
who can show his/her lineage back to Harvey, and is knowledgeable about the family.
The purchase price and postage (a few dollars) will need to be reimbursed.
Email for more info.

On the back of photo is written "Harvey J. Couch, Catharine, N.Y."
Photo taken by McFarlin, Elmira, N.Y.
Harvey appears to be age 14-16.
His clothing is extremely stylish, expensive and well-tailored.

The History of Catharine, NY says that Harvey Joel COUCH was the son of Charles H. COUCH and Mary TURNER.  He married Helen HUBBELL on Jun 27, 1906.  Harvey & Helen resided on "Cacklemoor Farm" in Odessa and had 4 daughters, Jane (b. 1908); Mary Louise (b. 1910, Mrs. James H. HERENDEEN, lived in Virginia); Chari (b. 1913, Mrs. Richard SMITH of Grand Gorge, NY); Helen J. (grad. Cornell in 1944).  Harvey's father Charles H. COUCH owned considerable property around the Town of Catharine, Schuyler co. and several farms in Veteran, Chemung co., NY.

Harvey is listed in the 1914 American Agriculturalist Farm Directory under
Schuyler County, Town of Catharine, in full capital letters as follows:

(His wife was Helen, he had 2 children at the time it was written, he lived in Odessa.)

On page 137 of the book he took out an ad that reads as follows:

Harvey J. Couch
Odessa, N.Y.
Breeder of Single Comb White Leghorns
Day Old Chicks and Custom Hatching.
I have installed a 3000 Egg Incubator and am therefore
prepared to give excellent service. Day Old Chicks, 10c each.
Write or 'phone for prices on hatching.

Contributor: Martha S. Magill, Asst. State Coordinator, NYGenWeb

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