Biography of E. F. Knibloe


Knibloe, E. F., Buffalo, was born in the town of Sharon, Litchfield county, Conn., and moved soon after with his parents to Livingston county, N. Y. He was educated in the public schools and Nunda Academy. After leaving the academy he taught school, and at the close of this period entered the service of the Erie Railroad as clerk, to procure the means of paying the expenses of a college course. He entered Cornell University in the fall of 1869, as State student from the Assembly district consisting of Livingston county. After a year spent in the University he got leave of absence and accepted a position as tutor in the Nunda Academy (which afforded an opportunity for special study of the classics) to earn more money and with a view to taking an advanced standing in the university at the close of the year. While engaged in the academy he received a severe injury from the discharge of a gun, resulting in a long period of disability and in the final abandonment of the college course. He re-entered the service of the Erie Railway Company in 1872, where he remained until January 1, 1892, having passed during that time through the grades of telegraph operator, train dispatcher, chief dispatcher. train master and superintendent. On January 1, 1892, he was appointed by the Erie and Lehigh Valley Railroad Companies, lessees of the Buffalo Creek Railroad, as general agent for the lessees, in charge of the maintenance and operation of that property. While employed as train dispatcher on the Buffalo division of the Erie Railroad he read law in the office of E. L. Parker and was admitted to the bar in 1883, but has never undertaken the practice of this profession.

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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