Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Avery, Elroy McKendree

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AVERY, Elroy McKendree, author, b. in Erie, Mich., 14 July, 1844. He served in the army through the civil war, and was graduated from Michigan university in 1871, acting during his college course as correspondent of the Detroit “Tribune.” Later he became principal of the Cleveland normal school, and for some years was connected with the Brush electric light company of that city. He has published “Elements of Natural Philosophy” (New York, 1878), and numerous other successful school-books, and contributed biographical and historical articles to the magazines. Mr. Avery is engaged in the preparation of a “Popular History of the United States.”