Biography of James Harver Steele

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Steele, James Harvey, Buffalo, son of Abraham and Margaret (Bassett) Steele, was born in the town of Florida, Montgomery county, N. Y., July 11, 1855. His parents removed from New England to Montgomery county, where he was educated in the public schools. After leaving school he served an apprenticeship at the cooper's trade, in which he was engaged until 1879, when he removed to Buffalo to accept a position with the firm of B. & B. Holmes, in whose employ he remained six years. At the end of this time he entered the service of Frank Wepner, having charge of the cooperage department and remaining in his employ until March, 1895, when he engaged in the grocery business on his own account, in which he still continues. Mr. Steele was married August 17. 1883, to Miss Charlotte, daughter of Charles and Anna (Smith) Germain, of London, England. He is a prominent member of Court Virginia No. 124, American Foresters.


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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