Biography of Henry J. Skinner


Skinner, Henry J., Buffalo, is the son of Harry and Elvira (Adams) Skinner, and was born in Attica, N. Y., June 26, 1831. His mother was descended from the New England family of which President John Qnincy Adams was a member. Mr. Skinner was educated in the district schools of bis native town and then learned every branch of the blacksmith's trade, which he followed until 1876, becoming master mechanic in the Erie Railroad shops at Hornellsville in 1861 and later removing to Dunkirk, N. Y., in the same capacity. From 1872 to 1878 he was engaged in railroad contracting in the South, and in the latter year he removed to Bradford, Pa., where he became interested in the laundry business. In 1882 he came to Buffalo, where for fourteen years he has been engaged in the same industry. Mr. Skinner is also one of the lessees and the treasurer of the Lyceum Theater, being associated with John Laughlan. He is a prominent and active business man, and as a progressive citizen is highly esteemed and respected. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, holding membership in Hiram Lodge, the Council, the Commandery, Consistory, and the Shrine. In 1852 he married Diadama Marther, of Attica, N.Y., by whom he had four children, of whom a daughter, Clara May, wife of Joseph Harvey, survives. For his second wife he married Emily Graham of Buffalo, whose parents reside in New York city.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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