Biography of James B. Mason
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Mason, James B., Buffalo, son of William W. and Agnes G. (McClellan) Mason, was born at Tionesta, Pa., February 6, 1869. He obtained his preliminary education in the public schools of Bradford, Pa., and his first business experience was as a messenger boy for the American Rapid Telegraph Company in the Bradford Oil Exchange, and afterward was employed as a drug clerk by Henry J. Siegfried for one year. At this time he was offered a position in the Bradford National Bank, which he accepted and held for two years. He then returned to Mr. Siegfried's employ and remained nearly two years, upon the expiration of which time he entered the University of Buffalo for the study of pharmacy. He was graduated with honor from that institution in the class of 1892. In 1895, in company with his brother, he opened a drug store at his present location, corner of Prospect avenue and Maryland street. Mr. Mason is a member of the Erie County and New York State Pharmaceutical Associations. In November, 1895, he married Nellie E., daughter of Lyman M. Baker of Buffalo, and they have one son, Robert B.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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