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A. L. North, 

dealer in stoves and tinware, Patriot, son of Lot and Rhoda (Emmerson) North, was born in that village October 28, 1860. He was reared in this locality to twelve years of age, and then moved to Memphis with his parents, remaining three years, when they returned here. He was educated in Patriot and in Memphis. Began learning the tinner's trade at fourteen years of age, and at twenty took charge of his store and shop as proprietor, and has since conducted the business. He was married, November 27, 1884, to Clara H. Humphrey, daughter of Cornelius and Jane Humphrey, noticed elsewhere in this work. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. North is a young man of sterling qualities, alive to business interests, and the possessor of a genial soul.