Vary Family

William Betterly BLYAge: 66 years18331900

Name
William Betterly BLY
Birth July 12, 1833 30
Death of a paternal grandmotherTryphena CHADWICK
July 29, 1844 (Age 11 years)

MarriageSarilla L. BAILEYView this family
September 30, 1855 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Charles BLY
1858 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Eva BLY
1859 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Eva BLY
1859 (Age 25 years)

Death of a sonCharles BLY
1859 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#4
William I. BLY
1864 (Age 30 years)
Moved 1867 (Age 33 years)
Death of a wifeSarilla L. BAILEY
June 1870 (Age 36 years)
MarriageEmma A. BENEDICTView this family
1872 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childHarvard H. SPEEREva BLYView this family
1880 (Age 46 years)

Occupation
Prominent contractor and business man of Fairport
1895 (Age 61 years)

Death April 6, 1900 (Age 66 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
himself
Family with Sarilla L. BAILEY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 30, 1855
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
6 years
son
Family with Emma A. BENEDICT - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1872Fairport, Monroe, New York, USA
Eugene A. HILL + Emma A. BENEDICT - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1858
step-daughter
step-daughter

Shared note

From Landmarks of Monroe County, NY by William F. Peck (1895) Part III, p. 24

Bly, William B., a prominent contractor and business man of Fairport, was born in Sand Lake, July 12, 1833. Joseph, his father, was a millwright and lumberman of that place, and at various times a town official, having been commissioner of highways, justice of the peace, etc. W. B. Bly first engaged in the lumber business, afterwards farming for a time, and in 1867 came to Fairport and bought an interest in the planing mill. In 1855 he married Sarilla Vary, who died in 1870, leaving two children, a daughter, Eva, who married Harvard Speer and lives in Washington, and a son, Will I., who is traveling salesman in the Western States. After his wife's death Mr. Bly spent two years in California, returning to Fairport in 1872, and has since given his whole attention to building. Besides many residences, he erected in 1890 the handsome Bown Block on Main street, and in 1892 rebuilt the De Land Chemical Works. Mr. Bly is prominent in church and society, an exponent of Prohibition, has been trustee of the village, and in every way is identified with its best interests. In 1872 he married Mrs. Emma A. Hill of Fairport.