History of Chautauqua County, New York, and Its People Volume 2

History of Chautauqua County, New York, and Its People Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... also a member of the Jamestown Bar Association and American Legion. J. Russell Rogerson was united in marriage, Dec. 22, 1917, at Jamestown, with Eleanor E. Olson, of this place, a daughter of Eric W. and Anna M. (Henderson) Olson. CHARLES HENRY WICKS--One of the most prominent business men and citizens of Lakewood, Chautauqua county, N. Y., where he has taken an active part in practically every department of the community's life, is Charles Henry Wicks, a native of Ellery, N. Y., where he was bor n Oct. 15, 1849. Mr. Wicks was a son of the late James Hamilton and Sophia (Ward) Wicks. The Wicks family originally came from Saratoga county, N. Y., to Chautauqua county, in 1818, and settled on what is now known as the Harvey farm on Pickard street in the town of Ellery. Charles Henry Wicks as a lad attended the public schools of Gerry and later the Jamestown High School, and was graduated from this institution in the class of 187o. For ten years thereafter he followed the profession of teaching, being principal of the Clymer Union School, acting principal of the high school at Corry, Penn., and principal of the Panama Union School, and while at that place was elected school commissioner for the first district in Chautauqua county which embraces the western half of the county. He was reelected to this position four times, each term occupying three years. Upon completing the last of these terms, Mr. Wicks removed to Lakewood, N. Y., in the year 1891, and since that time has been engaged in the real estate business, which he has pursued to his advantage and profit. He also Ibecame interested in timber lands, and has bought and sold many important holdings in Western New York and Pennsylvania. In addition to his business activities, Mr. Wicks...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944321
  • 9781236944320