Biography of Nicholas J. Mock
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Mock, Nicholas J., Buffalo, son of John and Katharine Mock, was born in Philadelphia. Pa., March 4, 1854, and in 1856 was brought by his parents to Buffalo, where his father was for thirty years a foreman in a planing mill, and where they both still reside. Their family consisted of a daughter and four sons. Mr. Mock attended public school No. 31, and was graduated from St. Joseph's College. Having lost his right arm in the machinery of the mill of which his father was foreman, he learned telegraphy, which he followed for eleven years. He then became a clerk in the city assessor's office, and in 1884 entered the city treasurer's department; in 1885 he was elected a city assessor on the Rebublican ticket by 1,800 majority, and was re-elected in 1888 by 3,500 and in 1893 by 7,600. His present term expires January 1, 1900. He has always been an active Republican, has served as a delegate to city, county, State and national conventions, and is secretary of Northern Star Lodge No. 458, I. O. O. F., a member of Mount Vernon Encampment. the Red Men, the Foresters, and the Knights of Pythias, and an honorary member of the Exempt Firemen's Association. in 1880 he married Miss Louisa E. Stephens, of Spring Brook, Erie county, and they have one son living.


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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