Biography of the Hon. Robert B. Foote


Foote, Hon. Robert B., Hamburg. p. o. 765 Elmwood avenue, Buffalo, was born in England, February 13, 1844. He came to America with his parents in 1847 and was educated in the public schools. He was teaching school when he enlisted in Co. A, 116th N. Y. Vols., August 13, 1862. He was wounded in the battle of Port Hudson Plains, on May 21, 1863, and was honorably discharged July 25, 1863, by reason of a surgeonís certificate of disability. He went to the Pennsylvania oil regions in April, 1864, and remained there for three years, being engaged in the production of oil and also in the hardware business. Having sold his interests in the oil country, he returned to Hamburg in 1867, and in the fall of 1872 he was elected to the State Legislature, and re-elected in 1873, serving two terms. He was chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee in 1875ó76 and in 1879 was elected county clerk, serving three years. Since then he has been retired, occasioned by spinal disease. In 1893 Mr. Foote and family removed to Buffalo, N. Y., where he expects to pass the remainder of his life, and is now serving as one of the trustees of the City and County Hall. In 1865 he married Mary G. Kingscott of Buffalo, N. Y., and they have two children; Robert B. Jr., who is a graduate of Cornell University, and is a practicing attorney of Buffalo, N. Y.; and Mary G., who married George A. Kerr of Buffalo. Mr. Foote is a member of Swift Post No. 440, G. A. R., Dept. 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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