Biography of Horace Stillman


Stillman, Horace, Buffalo, was born in Wethersfield, Conn., November 16, 1815. He was educated and prepared for the university, but his health failing, in 1832 he engaged in business with an older brother in Hartford, Conn., in the hat, cap and fur trade. He came to Buffalo in June, 1838, to carry on the same business, associating with himself Mr. A. R. Ransom, under the firm name of Stiliman & Ransom. On the retirement, a few years later, of Mr. Ransom, he continued the business alone, having in his employ two young men, William B. Sirret and Frank S. Chester, both of whom he afterward received as partners under the firm name of H. Stillman & Co., and later of Stillman, Sirret & Co., until, in 1871. he retired from active business, leaving the younger partners to carry it on under the name of Sirret & Chester. Soon after coming to Buffalo he united with the First Presbyterian church and was one of the charter members of a colony which founded the North church in 1847, and has been for many years an elder in the church he helped to establish. Through all his life he has been actively engaged in good works, contributing largely of his ample means. He has been twice married; first, in May, 1843, to Miss Huldah Stillon of Enfield, Conn., who died in June, 1844, and in March, 1848, to his present wife, Miss Liska Farnham, daughter of Thomas Farnham, esq., of Buffalo.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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