Biography of Samuel M. Sloan

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Sloan, Samuel M., Buffalo, son of Alexander and Nancy (Young) Sloan, natives of Ireland, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., December 30, 1858, and received a public and high school education. His father came on horseback from Louisville, Ky., to Buffalo in 1835, when he was fifteen years of age, and has since been engaged in the grocery business. Mr. Sloan first entered his father's grocery store as an errand boy. In 1879 he engaged in the business for himself, and on January 1, 1893, formed a copartnership with W. G. and J. E. Schadler; in 1895 he purchased the interest of W. G. Schadler and continued in trade under the firm name of S. M. Sloan & Co. until September, 1897, when he sold out to his father, Alexander Sloan and J. E. Schadler. Mr. Sloan is now engaged in the excursion boat business, being a stockholder in the steamers Puritan, Shrewsbury, and Vision. He is treasurer of the Buffalo Harbor Tug Pilots Association, and is popular and highly respected in both social and commercial circles.


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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