Biography of Orin B. Sims


Sims, Orin B., Buffalo, son of Benjamin and Jane (Cronkhite) Sims, was born in the town of Royalton, near Royalton Center, Niagara county, N. Y., August 27, 1860, and recived a common school education in his native town. He first engaged in farming and afterward was for two years a clerk in a general store in Royalton Center, where he began mercantile business for himself in January, 1882. After conducting a successful trade for six years he sold out and removed to Akron, Erie county, where he established the Akron Produce Company and for five years was engaged in the general produce business. In 1893 he established the Buffalo branch of the Ferrin Brothers Company, incorporated, whose general office is in Rochester, N. Y., and he has since been the general manager with headquarters at 82 and 84 West Market Street. This firm is among the largest wholesale produce dealers in in the country and has several branches in Western New York and Michigan. Mr. Sims is an able business man and enjoys a wide and popular acquaintance. He is a member of Akron Lodge. No. 212, I. O. O. F. October 19, 1881, he married Clara D. Zimmerman, of Royalton Center, and they have two children, Clarence P. and Flora A.

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