Biography of H. Seymore Rowley

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Rowley, H. Seymore, Tonawanda, is descended from an old Holland family, his ancestors settling in this country about 1620. One of his progenitors was General Schuyler. Mr. Rowley was born on a farm near Lockport, N. Y., November 28, 1861, and is the son of Thomas Rowley and Sarah Rogers, his wife. He attended the public schools of Rochester, was graduated from the Rochester Business University in 1887, and then removed to Tonawanda, Erie county, to accept the position of assistant postmaster under G. C. Christ, which he held three years. Afterward, beginning in 1893, he was connected with the waterworks office of the village of Tonawanda for some time. Mr. Rowley is affiliated with several societies, being a member of Niagara River Lodge No. 527, I. O. O. F., and the Order of Iroquois. In September, 1890, he married Freda, daughter of John Matthies, and they have two children, Frank B. and Ruth H.



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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