Biography of Herbert R. Stevens


Stevens, Herbert R., Newstead, p. o. Akron, is a son of William W. and Frances Stevens of Oakfield, Genesee county, N. Y., and was born September 13, 1870. He attended the Oakfleld school and later took a course at the Lima (N. Y.) Seminary. After completing his education he entered the employ of Harris & Chapin. hardware merchants in Oakfield, where he remained for one year, and then accepted a position as bookkeeper for the Oakfield Cider & Vinegar Works, in which capacity he continued until 1894. At that time he concluded to engage permanently in business at Akron, and so bought the lumber yard and storehouses of W. N. Hoag, and to the former business he has added coal, flour, feed and general produce, carrying on the most extensive volume of business of any similar concern in Western New York. In August, 1896, the old warehouse on Main street was destroyed by fire and since that time a site has been purchased from the West Shore Railroad Company, near the station, and a commodious warehouse 80 by 120 feet has been erected thereon. This building has the most modern equipments throughout, the firm name being H. R. Stevens & Co., W. A. Stevens, the father, being the partner. In January, 1894, Mr. Stevens married Carrie, daughter of L. B. and Mary S. Rowley, and they have one child, Natalie L. Mr. Stevens is a member of Akron Lodge No. 212 of Odd Fellows.

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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