Biography of Walter S. Jenkins


Jenkins, Walter S., Buffalo, son of Merrill T. and Sarah H. (Roiphe) Jenkins, was born in East Randolph, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., August 13, 1856, and moved with the family to Fredonia, Chautauqua county, about 1872. He attended the Chamberlain Institute at Randolph, the State Normal School at Fredonia, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and in 1876 began the study of law in the office of his father at Jamestown, N. Y., whither the family had removed. Mr. Jenkins remained in his father's office two years, when he went to Medina, Orleans county, and entered the law office of Stanley E. Filkins. After his admission to the bar in 1880 he moved to Olean, N. Y., and began active practice, becoming a partner of Hon. Joseph M. Congdon. In January, 1882, he came to Buffalo, where he has since been actively engaged in the practice of his profession. On May 1, 1897, he formed a copartnership with Hon. Joseph V. Seaver, under the firm name of Seaver & Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was secretary of the Republican County Committee one year. He has long been prominent in cycling matters and an influential member of the L. A. W., and in 1897 was elected chief consul of the New York State Division. He is also a member of Washington Lodge, No. 240, F. & A. M. December 23, 1880, he married Emma A., daughter of Phineas Crouch, of Erie, Pa., and they have two children, Ruth E and Margery L.

Our Countty 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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