Biography of James E. Reeves

Reeves, James E., a member of the well known boot and shoe firm of Allen & Reeves, was born in the town of Brownville, Jefferson county, N Y., March 26, 1851. His education was obtained from the public schools and the Wesleyan Seminary. He was engaged for several years in the merchandise business and in 1875 was employed by Wm. Nealy & Co. of New York city as traveling salesman, where he remained for a short time and then accepted a like position with the wholesale house of Couch & Wisner of Bridgeport, Conn., with whom he remained for thirteen years. He at this date located in Watertown and in company with W. J. Allen entered into the retail boot and shoe business, which firm is now one of the leading boot and shoe houses in Watertown. Mr. Reeves is an active member of the Masons and the Royal Arcanum. January 12, 1876, he married Idella M. Smith of Watertown, N Y.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898


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