Biography of Reuben W. Sheffer
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sheffer, Reuben W., was born in the town of Livingston, Columbia county, March 19, 1865, a son of Charles E., who moved into this county in 1871. The latter was master mechanic on the D. L. & W. R. R. from the time of his arrival here till 1888, when he engaged in the mercantile business, and is now conducting a grocery at the corner of Mill and Plain streets. Of his four children, Reuben W. is the only son. He was educated in the Ithaca High School and the Poughkeepsie Business College, and filled the position of bookkeeper at the First National Bank for two years. December 1, 1886, he was engaged as bookkeeper for the Ithaca Beef Company, which position he filled till November 19, 1891, when he was appointed manager of their business in this city, and April 19, 1893, he was given the management of the Geneva house in connection with the business at Ithaca. Mr. Sheffer is a director of the Geneva Ice Company also. He is a Republican, and was for three years a mail clerk on the Ithaca & Owego Railroad. In 1889 he married Josephine Little, of Candor.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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