Biography of John S. Gleason





Gleason, John S, is a native of Wyoming county, N. Y., born February 15, 1854, a son of John and Rosanna Gleason. He was reared on the farm, attended the district schools and took up the vocation of farming. He moved to the town of Bergen, N. Y. in 1873. where he continued farming until 1892, then moved to the village of Bergen, and in November of the same year purchased his present hardware business. January 1. 1896, he took in as a partner Mr. Will B. Gillette, since which time the firm name has been Gleason & Gillette, and under the able management of these two gentlemen the business has grown to proportions second to none in this section of the country. They carry a full line of hardware, farm tools, roofing, etc. In politics Mr. Gleason is a Republican, has filled the office of village trustee two years, and has been president of the village board of education since the union school system was adopted. He is a charter member of the order of the Knights of the Maccabees and received the honor of being elected the first commander of the tent in Bergen. He has been a delegate to represent his lodge at three different conventions, to the great camp at Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Utica. Mr. Gleason married Alice A. Palmer.



Source:
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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