Charles P. Fay was in early life a clerk in his father's store. In 1842 he removed to Albany to take the posi tion of deputy clerk in the office of Thomas Farrington, of Owego, Who was then state treasurer. He went in 1844 to New York city, where he was employed as cashier in Peter Loril lard's tobacco works. In 1872 he was stricken with paralysis and was um able to do any work thereafter. He was retired on a pension of a year. He died in Brooklyn October 29, 1882.