Biography of Elmer Elsworth Jenkins
Erie County, NY Biographies


Jenkins, Elmer Elsworth, Buffalo, was born in Boston, Mass., May 4, 1862. His education was obtained in the public schools of Vermont and at Wesleyan College in Stansted, Quebec, graduating from the latter in the class of 1880. His first business experience after graduation was as a grocery clerk at Newport, Vt., where he remainéd one year, when be engaged in the hardware business for a short time. He then removed to Portland, Me., to accept a position in a hotel, where he remained two years. In 1886 he came to Buffalo and entered the employ of B. N. Yerxa, having charge of the cigar department, in which capacity he acted for a period of nine years. He then engaged in business on his own account in company with Edwin Wallace under the firm name of Wallace & Jenkins, which copartnership continued until February, 1897, since which time Mr. Jenkins has conducted the business alone. The stock carried embraces all the standard brands of cigars and imported and domestic wines and liquors. Mr. Jenkins is a member of Queen City Lodge No. 358, F. & A. M., and is a well known and popular citizen.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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