Biography of George E. Plumb
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Plumb, George E., was born near Syracuse in 1850. He is a son of William, a farmer who died in 1878, aged seventy eight years. Mr. Plumb was educated in the common schools, and learned his trade of saddlery hardware in Syracuse. In 1880 he came to Elmira and established his business in a small way, doing about $30,000 the first year. It soon grew from $140,000 to $145,000. He is the head of the present firm of Plumb & Sheldons. He is a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a member of the Board of Stewards, and a director in the Y. M. C. A. He married, in Syracuse, December 10, 1879, E. Isadore, daughter of John A. Stanard, a salt manufacturer, and they have four children, George E., Frank S., Laura O., and Eugene S. The firm of Plumb & Sheldons began business in Elmira in 1880, at 118 Lake street, as jobbers of saddlery and hardware, and came to their present site in 1890. where they began manufacture in connection with their jobbing trade. They employ about 100 hands and have four men on the road, and sell throughout the United States. They have agencies at San Francisco and Chicago. The members of the firm are George E. Plumb, F. M. Sheldon, and M. W. Sheldon.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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