Biography of George Lehley

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Lehley, George, Brant, was born in 1855 in Rochester and came to Evans in 1861, where his father is a farmer. He worked on the farm and attended the district school until 1872, when he went to Angola and learned the carriage-maker's trade. In 1876 he came to Brant Center, where he opened a shop and carried on carriage and wagon manufacturing until 1888, when he opened a general hardware store and has since dealt largely in agricultural implements. Mr. Lehley has always -taken an active interest in the welfare of his town, serving nine years as town clerk, and in 1890 was elected supervisor, which office he has since held. As a financier, Mr. Lehley has been very successful, being one of the directors of the North Collins Bank and is also a stockholder in the Bank of Gowanda.


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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