Biography of Augustus Franklin Tripp


Tripp, Augustus Franklin, Buffalo, was born in New Haven, Addison county, Vt., September 30, 1822, and lived there with his parents until he became of age, when he removed to Cleveland, Ohio, and entered the employ of the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. as a clerk. He remained there three years and then removed to Buffalo, N. Y., and accepted the position of bookkeeper in the firm of John D. Shepard & Co., proprietors of the Shepard Iron Works, where he remained for two years, when the firm passed out of existence. Mr. Tripp then became a partner in the firm of Steele Bros. & Pease, who had a general store in Painesvillle. Ohio, and a branch was established in Buffalo of which Mr. Tripp had charge, the business being carried on there under the firm name of A. F. Tripp & Co. This branch of the business was continued for two years and then closed. Mr. Tripp moved to Painesville, Ohio, and made up a new partnership with his former partners, under the firm name of Steele Bros., Pease & Tripp. This business was closed in 1852, when Mr. Tripp returned to Buffalo and entered the employ of Sidney Shepard & Co. After five years of service as clerk and bookkeeper, he became a partner in the firm and has been actively interested ever since. For more than thirty years he had sole charge of the large manufacturing plant, built up and carried on by the concern, which gives employment to many people and has become one of the large industries of the country. Mr. Tripp married Mary M. Steele of Painsville, Ohio, August 17, 1847, and Caroline M. Brown of Chelsea, Mass., January 22, 1868.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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