Biography of Oliver A. Jenkins
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Jenkins, Oliver A., Buffalo, is a native of Florida, born May 24, 1852. His parents removed to Buffalo, N. Y., when he was quite young, and there he attended the public and high schools. After completing his education he was offered a clerkship with Holland & Co., which he accepted and held for some time. He then spent a year in the West, after which he returned to Buffalo, and engaged in the contracting business, which he has since followed. In 1892 he formed a copartnership with B. C. Knight, under the firm name of Jenkins & Knight, builders and dealers in real estate. Mr. Jenkins has alway taken an active part in political affairs, having been elected sheriff of Erie county in 1888. He has also held other offices of trust of minor importance. He is identified with a number of societies and clubs, being a member of the Masonic fraternity in all the degrees, and an active member of the I. O. O. F. and the Acacia, Press, and Ellicott Clubs. Aside from the real estate and contracting business, Mr. Jenkins is interested in a number of enterprises, being treasurer of the Crystal Beach Steam Boat Company, president of the Lancaster Brick Company, and a director of the Buffalo Building and Investment Company.


Source:
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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