Biography of Horace E. Tyler
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Tyler, Horace E., was born in the town of Rutland, Jefferson county, N. Y., October 80, 1849. In 1859 he removed with his parents to Watertown. and in 1862 finished his common school education. At this date he commenced his apprenticeship with W. D. Wilson as blacksmith, served his time and then worked for him until 1874. He then started into business for himself in the ornamental iron works and the next year E. J. Harmon and A. Ladue became his partners and they manufactured agricultural implements. In 1880'his health failing him he sold his interest in the business to the other partners. In 1882 after regaining health he engaged with the H. H. Babcock Buggy Co. as superintendent of the shipping department and remained with them one year, then formed a copartnership with W. W. Conde of Watertown, and George Penn of Syracuse, under the firm name of Maud S. Gear Co., with Mr. Tyler for superintendent. In 1889 he embarked in the coal business with his brother, W. D. Tyler, which firm still exists as it was then organized. Mr. 'ryler brought to this enterprise experience and a well trained judgment and has succeeded in extending their trade until it covers every part of the city.

 

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