Biography of William T. Sheely
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Sheely, William T., born in Belfast, Allegany County, N. Y., May 21, 1857, is a son of Frederick Sheely, who moved to Elmira in 1868. He received a practical education in every department of the business he now conducts and has been eminently successful. He married, in Patterson, N. J., in November, 1881, Miss Anna Hansel, and by her he has had two sons and two daughters. William T. Sheely succeeded to the business of F. Sheely & Son. He conducts the tannery established by Couch & Kinley in 1867, who sold to Reitenbach, Tuttle & Co. in 1875, the latter firm selling to F. Sheely & Son in 1888. Mr. Sheely employs about 100 men and tans 150 hides a day or 45,000 a year.

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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