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In 1889 a company was formed under the title of the Dr. Bury Medical Company,
who began the extensive manufacture and sale of the Dr. Bury Remedies.

Under the skillful management of Mr. Covert the business has grown in propor-
tions and the remedies are now used in all sections of the country. Mr. Covert is a
careful, shrewd business man and attends strictly to business, almost every detail
of which comes under his direct personal supervision. Although not a politician he
has held several offices of public trust and takes a deep interestin all public improve-


nients. He was one of the cominissioners intrusted with the adoption and construc-
tion of the new and extensive sewerage system of the village of West Troy and was
recently appointed one of the water commissioners of the city of Watervliet. He is
a member and elder of the Reformed Presbyterian church and takes a prominent
and active part in all its affairs and is also one of the directors of the Young Men's
Christian Association. He stands very high in the Masonic fraternity, having held
office in the different bodies and is Past High Priest of Hudson River Chapter, R.
A. M. He is a member of the Evening Star Lodge No. 75, F. & A. M., Hudson
River Chapter No. 262, R. A. M. of West Troy, N. Y. ; Bloss Council, No. -14, R. &
S M. ; Apollo Commandery, No. l.^i, K. T., Troy, N. Y. ; Albany Sovereign Consis-
tory thirty-two degrees, A. A. R., also Oriental Temple N. M. S., of Troy, N. Y.

RUFl'S 11. KIXC;.

Rlils H. King died in Albany, N. Y., July 9, 1867. Mr. King was a native of
Ridgefield, Conn. His father was an officer in the army of the Revolution, his
name being associated in history with that of Major Andre as the officer to whom
the British spy was delivered by his captors, and who had charge of him until he
was executed.

Mr. King came to Albany in 1814, and in partnership with his brother-m-law,
William McHarg, as a dry goods merchant, established a reputation for capacity and
integrity which laid the foundation for enduring prosperity and ultimate fortune.
He became a director in the New York State National Bank at an early day and
more than twenty years ago succeeded the late Mr. Bloodgood as its president, soon
after which he withdrew from his mercantile business and devoted hmiself to bank-
ing and to the purchase and sale of stocks. He was also president of the Albany
Savings Bank and the Albany Insurance Company. The marked prosperity which
has attended all these institutions furnishes sufficient evidence of his financial

There was not in the State a more thorough merchant and banker than Rufus H.
King, or none more extensively known, esteemed and confided in. The financial
officers of thrf State through all changes were accustomed to avail themselves of
Mr. King's knowledge and judgment as to the time and character of their loans.
His experience and advice, always cheerfully given, saved hundreds of thousands

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