Biography of Cornelius M. Lyman
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Lyman, Cornelius M., Buffalo, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., where he has always resided. His grandfather, Nathan Lyman, and father, William E. Lyman, came to Buffalo from Albany, and under the firm name of Nathan Lyman & Son conducted a type foundry until 1892. Mr. Lyman received a public school education, and at the age of seventeen became a clerk in the drug store of A. I. Mathews. In 1861 he accepted a similar position with William H. Peabody. In 1863 he enlisted as lieutenant in a New York city regiment, Uilman's Brigade, and served his country faithfully for about one year, when he was honorably discharged from the Marine Hospital, New Orleans, on account of sickness. Returning from the war he entered the drug store of Edward Harries, and in 1868 purchased the drug store of Sage & Tucker at 296 Main street, which he sold out about 1876, having in the mean time bought out Richard Jenners's drug store at 416 Main street. In 1877 he purchased William H. Peabody's, establishment at 311 Main street and also his branch at 598 Main street, and in 1889 consolidated the entire business, which is now carried on at 311 Main street by the Lyman-Jeffrey Company. Mr. Lyman is one of the oldest and best known druggists in Buffalo, having been identified with the trade almost continuously since 1859. He was one of the founders and formerly vice-president of the New York State Pharmaceutical Association, a member and one of the founders of the Erie County Pharmaceutical Association, and a member of the Lodge of Ancient Landmarks No. 441, F. & A. M., and of Bidwell-Wilkeson Post No. 9, G.A.R.


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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