Biography of Morris W. Sheldon
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Sheldon, Morris Woodworth, was born in Hornellsville, N. Y., in 1864. He is the only son of Frederick M. Sheldon, now of Hornellsville and engaged in the general hardware business at that place, and also a member of the firm of Plumb & Sheldons, of Elmira. M. W. Sheldon was educated at Cornell after thorough preparation at Easthamton, Mass. He studied chemistry, but preferred business. At the age of twenty three, in the city of Binghamton, he founded the manufacturing business which is now carried on at Elmira by Plumb & Sheldons, of which firm he is a member. M. W. Sheldon devotes his entire time to his business. The firm has four men on the road sefling their peoductions throughout the United States. They also have an agency at Chicago and San Francisco. M. W. Sheldon was married, at Hornellsville in 1888, to a daughter of John Crarer, a native of Blairgowrie, Scotland. They have one child, a daughter. He is a member of Park Church.

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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