Biography of Frank A. Babcock

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Babcock, Frank A., Buffalo, general agent of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, was born in Hamden, Conn., September 10. 1830, received a classical education at Everest's Military school in his native town, and when fourteen began active life as a clerk in a mercantile establishment in New York city. In 1868 he entered the service of the Hudson Bay Company, being stationed at Temiscomingue, and has the distinction of being the only Yankee ever employed by that corporation as one of its officers. In 1870 he resigned and became a traveling salesman for the Bradley Fertilizer Company, of Boston, which position he held five years. He was then engaged in the carriage business at Amesbury, Mass., from 1876 to 1888, when he was burned out, after which he was.made an executive special agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. A little later he was appointed the general agent of this company for Western New York with head-quarters at Buffalo, which position he has since filled with ability and satisfaction. Mr. Babcock is a member of Warren Lodge, F. & A. M., of Amesbury, Mass.; Jerusalem Chapter, R. A. M., of New York city; Aleppo Temple Mystic Shrine, and Massachusetts Consistory, 32d degree, of Boston; Coeur de Lion Commandery, K. T., of New York; and the Bohemian Sketch Club and Orpheus Singing Society of Buffalo.



Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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