Biography of Rufus M. Choate


Choate, Rufus M., Buffalo, was born in the town of Clarence, Erie county, N. Y., October 5, 1840, and educated in the public schools and the Clarence Academy, graduating at the Bryant & Stratton Business College. He traveled through the West for one year. He returned in the spring of 1861 and at the call to arms was one of the first as a three months volunteer. After his discharge he became identified with the lake transportation business and in 1866 was appointed general passenger agent of all the Chicago lake lines, in which capacity he served for twenty-two years. He is now a large dealer in real estate, also president of the South Buffalo Business Men's Association and president of several land companies, loan associations, and the South Buffalo Land Exchange. On April 10, 1866, he married Ellen Strickler of Clarence; they now reside in South Buffalo, N. Y.

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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