Biography of Omer H. Avery (1854- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 503.

Omer H. AVERY, attorney, and son of Samuel W. and Martha A. (SHEETS) AVERY, was born near Troy, April 3, 1854, and received his literary education in the district schools and in Troy.  At the age of fifteen he began teaching, and followed this occupation for about eight years.  He was principal of the schools at Auburn, Mo., for a time and also read law while there.  In 1875 he entered the law department of the Missouri State University and graduated from the same two years later.  Failing health deterred him from practice until 1879, when he began practicing with R. D. WALTON, and was afterward a partner of Judge A. V. McKEE, after whose death he formed a partnership with Charles MARTIN, which continues at the present.  From 1880 to 1884 he was public administrator, and in 1881 he married Miss Kate JEFFERSON of Montgomery County, and the daughter of Booker JEFFERSON.  Three children were born to this union, only one, Clara, now living.  Mr. AVERY is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  In 1888 Mr. AVERY was the choice of the nominating convention for prosecuting attorney of Lincoln County. Competent judges pronounce the members of the firm of MARTIN & AVERY as among the first lawyers of the Lincoln County bar.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 30 Oct. 2000.  Link change or update: 19 November 2000

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