Biography of Clarence M. Fenton


Fenton, Clarence M., Buffalo, was born in St. Louis, Mo., November 28, 1857. After obtaining from the public and high schools a liberal education, he entered the service of the Erie Preserving Co., of which his father was president. This company was incorporated in 1874. Mr. C. M. Fenton thoroughly mastered all the details of the art of food preservation and gradually worked himself up to the position. he now occupies of secretary and general manager of the company. He has invented many labor saving devices and new processes, and the goods which are sent out under his management go into forty of the United States, to Canada, South America and Great Britian. His success is largely owing to the scientific bent of his mind, added to his talent for successfully managing large bodies of working people. His company is one of the most prominent in the United States devoted to this branch of industry. It has factories at Brant, Farnham, Lockport and Orchard Park in New York State, and also a factory at St. Catharines, Canada, and employs over a thousand people. Mr. Fenton was married March 11, 1884, to Cora W. Battelle of Boston, Mass.

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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