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Bio. of Amplias Hale Avery ~ husband of Grace (Cornwall) Avery
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: April 22, 2005 at 23:28:02
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AMPLIAS HALE AVERY, Spencer. - Representative from Clay county, was born in a one-room log house on a farm near Excelsior, Richland county, Wisconsin, May 20th, 1870. After completing the work in the rural schools of his home
county, he moved to Osage, Iowa, where he attended Cedar Valley seminary for several years. In 1889, he moved to South Dakota, where he taught in the rural schools, and in the town schools of Ashton and Woonsocket. He moved to
Spencer, Iowa, in 1901, being superintendent of city schools there until 1915, when he resigned to go into the life insurance business which he has since followed. He married first Grace Cornwall (deceased). To this union was born one child, Theta Avery Tucker, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married again to Grace Dunham, and to this union three children were born. Margaret Avery Dunning, who died February 8, 1921, Alden D., and Barbara. He was a member of the 44th General Assembly and was elected September 26th, 1933, to fill a vacancy in the 45th General Assembly caused by the appointment of Frank E. Wenig as
labor commissioner. A republican.

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