Biography of Robert Denton

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Denton, Robert, Buffalo, senior member of the firm of Denton, Cottier & Daniels, music dealers, was born in England, February 27, 1828. His parents emigrated to this country when he was but three years of age. His first business experience was as a clerk in the music establishment of his predecessor, James D. Sheppard, where he remained for three years, when he took up the study of music as a professor, which he followed for a number of years. The house was established by James D. Sheppard in 1827. The style became Sheppard, Cottier & Co. in 1863; Cottier & Denton in 1867, on the retirement of James D. Sheppard; Denton & Cottier in 1878, ofi the death of H. Cottier, the acquirement of his interest by Mrs. Kate Cottier, and her admission as a partner. In 1887 William H. Daniels became a member of the firm, the style of which was then changed to Denton, Cottier & Daniels.


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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