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From: Carleton, Hon. Hiram,
1903, Vol. I, pp.298-299
Alland G. Fay, judge of the city court, at Barre, Vermont, is a prominent member of the legal fraternity. He was born in Brookfield, Vermont, December 4, 1856, a son of Gardner Fay. His paternal granfather, Henry Fay, was born October 5, 1805, and died in 1886. He was a cooper by trade, carrying on a prosperous business in Calais, Vermont, for many years, also owning and operating a sawmill successfully. His wife, whose maiden name was Sophronia Bancroft, was born in Calais, Vermont, August 22, 1808. Two sons and two daughters were born of their union, namely: Willard, Gardner, Sarah and Theresa.
Gardner Fay was born October 4, 1829, in Calais, Vermont, and there learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed in Orange county, in Brookfield, and Williamstown, until the breaking out of the Civil war. Enlisting August 2, 1862, in Company I, Tenth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, he served with his regiment in the Army of the Potomac, and was in constant active service until he was killed on the field of battle, November 27, 1863, at Orange Grove, Vermont (sic; was actually Orange Grove, Virginia). He married Catherine M. Sancry , by whom he had three sons, namely: Alland G., the subject of this sketch; Frank I, born October 1, 1859, is a watchmaker and jeweler at Willimantic, Connecticut; and Willard E., born December 8, 1861, a blacksmith in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. The mother married for her second husband E. H. Aller, and died December 18, 1892.
Alland G. Fay completed his elementary education at Goddard Seminary in Barre, after which he studied law in the office of Heath & Carleton at Montpelier, remaining with them from 1882 until his admission to the bar, in October, 1882. Establishing himself as a lawyer in Plainfield, Vermont, he remained there three years. In 1887, he located in Montpelier as a partner of the late Charles H. Heath, with whom he was associated until Mr. Heath's death, in July, 1889. From January 1, 1890, until December, 1892, Mr. Fay was in partnership with George W. Wing, in Montpelier, then settled in Lancaster, New Hampshire, where he was in active practice until August, 1895. Returning then to Vermont, he settled in Barre, where he has built up a fine practice. On December 1, 1900, he was appointed to his present position as judge of the city court. While yet a student he served as assistant county clerk for Washington county, and in 1886 was assistant secretary of the senate. He is a stanch Republican in politics, and is broad and liberal in his religious views, being a member of the Universalist church. Judge Fay married, December 15, 1886, Carrie B. Cree, who was born in Montpelier, Vermont, May 13, 1861, a daughter of Luther and Mary P. (Bradley) Cree.