Biography of Samuel D. Oaks
Erie County, NY Biographies


Oaks, Samuel D., Buffalo, was born in Hamburg, N. Y., in the year 1836. He was educated in the common schools and in early life was a farmer. He has resided in Buffalo since 1861, and was a traveling salesman for Walbridge & Co. for sixteen years and for several years has been general manager of the stove department of Walbridge & Co. September 9, 1863, he married Phcebe M. Gould of his native town, and they had two daughters, Hattie L and Carrie E. Hattie L. married W. W. McKee in Buffalo, June 6, 1896; Mr. McKee is engineer in-chief of the Worcester Consolidated Electric Street Railway plant of Worcester, Mass.; they have two children, Winifred and Samuel A. Carrie E. married George O. Sloan of Buffalo, September 26, 1894: Mr. Sloan is an engineer and steam and gas fitter. Mr. Oaks is a member of Washington Lodge No. 240 F. & A. M. His father, Samuel Oaks, was born in Worcester, Otsego county, N. Y., in 1798 and came with his parents to the town of Hamburg, N. Y., ib the year 1808. In 1818 he married Esther Albee, and they had thirteen children; ten grew to maturity, whose names are Albee, William, Anna, George, Silas A., Lavina J., Norman W., Samuel D., (as above), Eunice and Mary. Mr. Oaks died May 28, 1850, and his widow July 4, 1868. Mr. Oaks's grandfather, Salathel Albee, was born in Mendon, Mass., February 21, 1764. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and Samuel Oaks served in the war of 1812 at Fort Erie. Mr. Oaks's grandmother, Anna Lobdell, was born at Nine Partners, N. Y., in 1769 and married Salathel Albee. They had one daughter, Esther (as above). The ancestry of the family is German and Scotch of New England origin.

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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