Biography of George H. Knowles
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Knowles, George H., was born in Lyons July, 1836. His father, John, came from Newburg to Lyons in 1811, and then moved to Butler and was a farmer. George W. was educated in the Lyons Union Schoo], to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. After leaving school he entered the employ of his brother in the drygoods business, then succeeded his brother, continuing the business four years. He established the produce and forwarding business in 1860, and in which he is still engaged. Mr. Knowles is a Democrat, and in 1874 was president of the viilage, also was appointed sheriff of his county in 1890 to succeed Charles Reed deceased. Subject is one of the largest buyers and shippers of produce in the town, where he is identified in advancing its best interests and the leading events of the day, and is recognized as a man of sterling worth and character.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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