Biography of William E. Sheive
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Sheive, William E., a former well known contractor, was born May 11, 1848, in Rutland, Bradford County, Pa. At the age of four years his parents moved to Elmira, N. Y., at which place he was educated in the common schools. Early learning the Sheive, William E., a former well known contractor, was born May 11, 1848, in Rutland, Bradford County, Pa. At the age of four years his parents moved to Elmira, N. Y., at which place he was educated in the common schools. Early learning the carpenter's trade he was for many years a contractor and builder, but about 1876 became general appraiser for the Board of Underwriters. Mr. Sheive is also a dealer in real estate. April 9, 1874, he married Helen M. Brister, who bore him one son, George E., who died in infancy. On September 27, 1864, he enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Sixty first Infantry New York Volunteers, and was honorably discharged on May 9, 1865. He is one of the Board of Directors of the Second National Bank of Elmira. His father, George, born in Montgomery County near Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, 1815, came to Elmira in 1852 from Rutland, Pa. He married Susan Searles, of Tompkins County, N. Y., and they had five children, of whom two, William E. and Hattie M., survive.

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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