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Amos V. Pearsall

Amos V. Pearsall(1)

Such substantial and fundamental projects as those that have to do with the building up and the material increase of a township, the re-laying of foundations for a growing community, and the construction of residences and store, absorb the business interests of Mr. Pearsall, whose headquarters at Baldwin are recognized as those of enterprise and capability in the line chosen for action. A builder for civic and realty progress, he is an indispensable factor to the growth and progress of the community, and, a townsman of influential position. Mr. Pearsall is also an extensive property holder, and one the heaviest tax-payers in Baldwin Village. He is the son of Thomas Webster and Katie E. (Abrams) Pearsall. Mr. Pearsall, Sr., was among the better know townsmen of Baldwin in his generation, and few in this section were more expert judges of the value of fine horses. For years he operated a fine livery stable establishment in Baldwin, which he owned and directed up to the time of his death, September 9, 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Pearsall were the parents of four children; Genevieve, wife of Willard Thomas, prominent dairyman; Amos V., of whom further; Iola, wife of William Earl; and Ruth, who resides with her mother.

Amos V. Pearsall was born at Lynbrook, which was then known as Pearsall's Corner, August 13, 1885, and with his parents he came to Baldwin in early years. He received his education in the public schools of that town, after which he started in with his life's activities, at first in the employ of his father, and gradually establishing a general contracting business. He is well esteemed and honored in his township, and is considered one of the most energetic of men in his line of business, which has included most of the excavation work in streets and house lots for the town and for individuals, employing twenty-three men and owning sixteen horses in his various enterprises. He has also built and supervised the erection of many dwellings, stores and other structures in this part of Long Island, besides taking and fulfilling large contracts in road-building. Mr. Pearsall is a large owner of real estate in Baldwin and its vicinity. He is much interested in the history of the section, and in old localities and foundations. His own old home was removed from its original place, giving way to a business and office block; but the old livery stable that was conducted by his father remains intact, a reminder of the days before the automobile superseded the horse.

Mr. Pearsall is active in all civic affairs; in politics a Republican, he has given time and attention in district leadership in behalf of his party. His fraternal affiliations are those of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Knights of Pythias, Modern Woodmen of America, and the Order of United American Mechanics, and he is a member of the Baldwin Country Club. ---------------------

(2)-Thomas Webster Pearsall can be found in Vol. III, pg. 1318.

Sources:
1- *Source: Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens
Counties of Nassau and Suffolk
Long Island N.Y.
Biographical 1609-1924
by Henry Isham Hazelton
Lewis Historical Publishing Co.
N.Y.-Chicago 1925
can be found at LDS Library in Plainview.

2- Pearsall Genealogy, Vol. III, by Clarence Pearsall

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