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Edgar A. Fero

Edgar Arthur Fero was born in Cohoes, New York on February 17, 1873, the son of Elizabeth A. Wilson and William Emerson Fero (b. Nov 1851), a manufacturer of paper boxes. Edgar was working as an accountant in 1900. In 1918 he was the owner of a taxidermy shop in Cohoes, and continued in that profession for the rest of his life. He married Sarah Alberta Nooney (b. Nov. 1872), and together they had eight children. He served for six months as a corporal in Company B of the 2nd New York Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish-American War, and was a member of the American Legion in Cohoes.

In 1920 he moved from Cohoes to Waterford, New York, so his Cohoes labels date from before that year. He died October 21, 1952, in Waterford. According to his obituary, he had been a "mineralogist" (read "mineral collector") for 40 years, i.e. since 1912. He also collected bird skins (taxidermy as a hobby) and bird eggs in his youth, and advertised for exchanges in The O÷logist in 1891.
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