Biography of Edward Powers
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Powers, Edward, was born in Newark, N. J., November 8, 1857. John Powers, the father of Edward, is a native of Ireland, and came to this country in 1847. He learned the trade of tailor in his native land, and was located in Newark until 1868. That year he removed to Dunkirk, where he entered the employ of Mead McCampbell & Co., and continued in such for about one year, when the firm went out of existence. He then moved to Corning, Steuben county, where he entered the employ of Sam Wellington. Young Edward about this time started to learn the business of his father, under whose careful training he became an expert tailor, and in 1875 he came to Hornellsville where he entered the employ of Lehman & Ryan, and afterwards with Adsit & Son. He spent one year in Ithaca, and returning to Hornellsville in 1881, he became a member of the firm of Ryan & Powers, which existed about two years. After this venture Mr. Powers kept a small concern on Main street until his present venture, which he started in 1887. Mr. Powers is the leading tailor of the city and commands a large portion of the trade of the surrounding country; he employs from fourteen to eighteen hands in his shop, which is over his spacious store on Broad and Canisteo streets. Mr. Powers has always taken an active interest in polities, and although being a strong Republican he has been twice elected to represent his ward, the third, which is Democratic, as alderman. He was married in 1879 to Miss Rose O'Connor of Hornellsville, by whom he had five children, three of whom are living: Anna, a student at St. Ann's Academic School; Mary and Frances; John, who died in 1887 at the age of six; and Edward Early, who died in 1891, being only one year old.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Steuben County, NY
Biographies

Names A to C
Names D to L
Names M to R
Names S to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium