Pueblo County, Colorado
Judge M. A. Carey

Contributed by Jean Griesan.

Judge M. A. Carey, LL. D., justice of the peace, and a well-known citizen of Pueblo, came to this city in 1880, and for two years engaged in teaching school. Afterward he carried on a grocery business, at the corner of Grand and Sixth streets, until 1889, when he sold out, having decided to turn his attention to the profession of law. Soon he entered the law department of the University of Buffalo, from which he graduated in 1892, with the degree of LL. D. Returning to Pueblo, he was admitted to practice at the bar of Colorado and opened an office in this city. In the fall of 1893 he was nominated justice of the peace and received the election on the Republican ticket. Two years later he was re-elected, and again in 1897. He has his office and court room in the Board of Trade building.

The subject of this sketch was born in Niagara County, N. Y., May 25, 1859. His father, Daniel, in early days settled upon a farm in Niagara County, where he is still living, having devoted his life to agricultural pursuits in the same locality. He married Margaret Tracy, who accompanied her parents to America in childhood and settled in Niagara County. Eleven children were born of the union, all but two of whom are still living, and of the family two sons are in Pueblo. Our subject, who was next to the eldest of the children, was educated in the public schools of his native county, and at an early age began to teach school. Later he studied in the literary department of the University of Buffalo for a year, leaving in order to come west in 1880. In national politics he believes in the principles of the Republican party, through which it is his opinion the progress of our country can be more rapidly promoted. He is a member of the Baptist Church and a deacon of the congregation. Fraternally he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and, with his wife, is also connected with the Rebekas.

In Wyoming County, N. Y., occurred the marriage of Judge Carey to Miss Coralyn Potter, who was born in Oxford, Chenango County, N. Y. She is a daughter of Rev. William Potter, who was a descendant of a prominent New England family and was a well-known and popular minister in the Baptist Church in New York; he married Mary Brown, whose ancestors were early settlers of New York state. The two sons of Judge and Mrs. Carey are named William and Howard.

Extracted from "Portrait and Biographical Record of the State of Colorado," published by Chapman Publishing Company in Chicago in 1899.

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