Biography of Howard B. Freeman
Erie County, NY Biographies


Freeman, Howard B., Sardinia, was born in Springville, Erie county, N.Y., August 28, 1870, a son of Norman A. and Estella (Battey) Freeman, he born in Springville, N. Y., and she in Lagro township, Wabash county, Ind. Norman A. was a son of Healey Freeman, one of the early settlers of Springville. and is a miller by trade. He lived in Springville and Gowanda for a number of years, but at present lives in Sardinia, N. Y. Mrs. N. A. Freeman's parents were Marmadude S. and Selinda W. Battey of Lagro township, Wabash county, Ind. Howard B. was educated in Randoiph and Delavan and Bryant & Stratton Business College. He began life as a clerk in Colden with Warren & French and French Bros. He then went to Buffalo and followed clerking for a while, afterward acting as traveling salesman for three years and a half. He was then engaged in the real estate business for about four years, and in 1896 came to Sardinia and bought out R. C. Davidson and now has the leading store of the place. October 3, 1894, Mr. Freeman married Leonora Lanifee of Buffalo, 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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