Biography of Frank W. Rodney

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Rodney, Frank W., Buffalo was born in that city, July 21, 1847, and was educated in the public schools. At sixteen years of age he enlisted in the 8th N. Y. Cavalry, a Rochester regiment, Colonel Pope commanding, and served two and a half years as a soldier. He is a direct descendant of Caesar Rodney, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, thoroughly American in spirit and outspoken in favor of all that is distinctly American. At the close of the war he was employed in a shipyard and continued there up to 1871, when he engaged in business with J. B. Sackett, continuing for six years. In 1880 he established his present prosperous business and was the first to introduce the art of embalming in the city of Buffalo. Mr. Rodney is a member of five fraternities, viz., Masons, G. A. R., Foresters, Red Men and Ben Hur. His father was the first overseer of the poor for the city of Buffalo.


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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