Biography of Eldred E. Nicklis
Erie County, NY Biographies


Nicklis, Eldred E., Buffalo, is a son of William and Lucy Elizabeth (Fish) Nicklis and was born in Buffalo on the 25th of March, 1869. His grandfather, William Nicklis, Sr., was for many years a leading merchant tailor at No. 27 Main street, Buffalo, founding the business which has long been conducted by his descendants. He was succeeded by his sons under the style of Nicklis Bros.; this firm was followed by William Nicklis, jr., and he by Nicklis & Rix, who were succeeded by Nicklis & Co., of which Eldred E. was a member. William Nicklis, fr., died in March, 1886, aged forty-four years and eight months. Eldred E. Nicklis learned the tailor's trade with his father, and, as stated, became a member of the firm of Nicklis & Co. In the fall of 1890 he withdrew and spent four years in mining and farming in the West. Returning to Buffalo on January 1, 1895, he soon afterward engaged in the tailoring business at the corner of Main and North Division streets. On January 14, 1897, the Fashion Company was incorporated with Mr. Nicklis as president.

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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