Biography of Frank Sibley

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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.


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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