Biography of Elisha W. Seymour


Seymour, Elisha W., Buffalo, was born in that city, November 1, 1840. After obtaining a liberal education from the public schools, a position was offered him, which he accepted. as a clerk in the International Bank of Buffalo, a position he retained for eight years, passing through the different clerical stations, until he became teller of that institution. Soon the call to arms was heard and he resigned his position and enlisted in the 116th New York as second lieutenant, returning home after nearly three years' service as brevet major. He then entered the Internal Revenue office as cashier, where he remained for a short time, when he resigned to accept the position of assistant cashier in the wholesale dry goods firm of H. B. Claflin & Co., of New York city, where he remained for thirteen years. In 1887 he removed to Buffalo and was appointed cashier in the city treasurer's office, a position he still holds.

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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