Biography of John Fornes

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Fornes, John, Buffalo, was born in that city in July, 1847, and was educated in the public schools of Niagara county. After completing his schooling he entered the grocery of Jacob Seabold as clerk, where he remained for four years. At the end of this service he was employed by the dry goods house of Hamlin & Mensin for a short time, when he engaged in the grocery business on his own account, continuing in that business for a period of ten years. He then formed a copartnership with his brother, C. V. Fornes, under the style of C. V. Fornes & Co., importers of woolens, which is to-day one of the largest houses of the kind in New York city and Buffalo. Mr Fornes is of French-German descent, and was married June 21, 1870, to Frances A. Doll of Buffalo.


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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