Biography of John L. Vosburgh

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Vosburgh, John L., Buffalo, was born at Newark, N. Y., August 14, 1852, and was educated at the Newark Academy. Mr. Vosburgh' s first business experience was with the wholesale paper house of Ailing & Cory, of Rochester, N. Y., first as office boy, subsequently becoming their traveling salesman. Wishing to learn the stationery business, he resigned his position with Alling & Cory and went with George L. Stratton, after which he entered the employ of Scranton, Wetmore & Co. and traveled for them until 1882, when he organized the firm of Vosburgh, Whiting & Co, which is now one of the largest stationery concerns between New York and Chicago. November 16, 1882, he married Miss Carrie Wittlesey, daughter of Frederick Wittlesey, of Rochester, N. Y.


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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