Biography of Thomas Tindle

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Tindle, Thomas, Buffaio, was born in Yorkshire, England, April 7, 1836, and at the age of nineteen came to America, settling in Canada, where he remained for a time, thence removed to Oswego, N. Y., and engaged in the forwarding business which he carried on for ten years. In 1866 he removed to Buffalo and entered the service of Toles & Sweet, remaining in their employ and their successors for a period of twelve years; this firm was at that time one of the largest dealers in cooperage stock in Western New York. At the end of this service he engaged in the same business for himself, and in 1888 his son-in.law, Willis K. Jackson, was admitted to membership and the firm is now known as Tindle & Jackson, and are the largest manufacturers and dealers of cooperage stock in the world. Their annual output is 55,000,000 hoops, 35,000,000 staves and 250,000 sets of heading; they employ in their different mills throughout the country from 400 to 500 men and their business extends from Maine to California. Mr. Tindle was married in April, 1856. to Harriett Braithwaite of England, and they have two children Mrs. Willis K. Jackson and Frank T. Tindle. Mr. Tindle is a director of the Niagara Bank and a member of political and social clubs.


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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