Biography of Roswell Driggs


Driggs, Roswell, was born in Tonawanda, where he resides, April 1, 1832. He was the son of Urial Driggs, a native of Manlius, Onondaga county, and came to Tonawanda in 1818. He married Lucy Ann, daughter of Levi Wait. Urial Driggs was prominent in the business interests of his town, and respected for his judgment in real estate and mercantile circles. He was also a prominent builder and contractor. Roswell Driggs was educated in Tonawanda and Springville, after which he entered the mercantile business, from which he retired and entered the real estate business. In 1859 he married Harriet E. Benedict, who died in 1882. In 1885 he married Delia Schell, by whom he has had one son, Arthur. Roswell Driggs is one of the representative citizens of Tonawanda, serving as postmaster, justice of the peace, and in other offices.

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