Biography of Frank Sibley


Sibley, Frank, Buffalo, was born at Springville, N. Y., February 24, 1850. His parents removed to Buffalo in 1853, where he attended the public schools. In 1868 he accpted a position with the wholesale confectionery house of Henry Hearne, as traveling salesman, which position he held until 1870, when he resigned to accept a like position with John Benson's Son, where he remained until 1873, when he resigned and formed a copartnership with Mr. James Holmwood, manufacturing confectioners. This firm has just completed a new factory at Nos. 149-155 Swan street, which is 65 feet front and and 160 feet deep, five stories high. This will be operated by electricity, generated on the premises; they will employ about 300 operatives, and will be equipped with the latest improved machinery for the manufacture of all kinds of candy. This house has been a prosperous one from the start, both gentlemen having had many years' experience in the business.

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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