Biography of William E. Wakeley

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Wakeley, William E., Hamburg, p. 0. Athol Springs, was born in Eden Valley, Erie county, N. Y., April 30, 1856. He was educated in the public schools, and at the age of sixteen began to study telegraphy. October 1, 1873, he entered the employ of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company as station master and telegraph operator; he has also been postmaster at the station of Athol Springs. He has married twice; first on June 20, 1876, to Florence, daughter of Elisha Stuart; she died March 10, 1893. For his second wife he married Magdalena Bachmann on June 25, 1895. Mr. Wakeley's father, Guy, was a native of Buffalo, born in 1830. He married Julia Tefft, and they had four children: William E. (as above), Charles G., Mary C. and Hattie. Mr. Wakeley was a government nurse at the time of his death, May 23, 1863. His widow survives at this date, 1896.

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


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