Biography of Sephrine D. Gilbert

Gilbert, Sephrine D., secretary of S. C. Wells & Co., was born in Wyoming county, N. Y., in 1867. and came to Le Roy with his parents when three years of age. He was educated in the Le Roy Academic Institute, from which he was graduated in 1885. He read law with Thomas P. Hedden two years, but never entered into practice. While in the law office he was elected a justice of the peace, which office he held ten years. He was at the same time engaged in the coal and ice business. In February. 1897, he became associated with S. C. Wells and was prominently influential in having the firm incorporated in June, 1897, he becoming its secretary, which position he has held since. Upon the death of Mr. Wells, on July 21, 1897, Mr. Gilbert became the acting manager of the company. They employ about twenty persons in the manufacture of the well known Shiloh's Family Remedies, Karl's Clover Root Tea, etc. Mr. Gilbert is a young man of rare executive ability and his efforts in promoting the large business under his management have been crowned with success. He was a village clerk of Le Roy more than ten years, being defeated only twice in all that time. He also held the office of justice of sessions for the years 1892 and 1893. He has been chief engineer of the fire department two years and a member of the volunteer fire department sixteen years. In 1889 Mr. Gilbert married Ada G. Collins, of Le Roy. Mr. Gilbert's parents were William and Harriet B. (Dailey) Gilbert. natives of New York State, who came to Genesee coi.inty in 1870 and located in Le Roy. William Gilbert died in 1886.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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