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Jewitt, Frederick A - Erie County

FREDERICK A. JEWETT, who died on the 3d of April, 1906, was Treasurer of the John C. Jewett Manufacturing Company. He was a man of high social position, of popular qualities, and one who made many friends. His views were enlarged by culture and travel, and he was an example of the best type of business man and citizen.

Frederick Arthur Jewett was the youngest son of John C. and Priscilla Boardman Jewett, and was born in Buffalo on the 10th of November, 1859. He was educated in the public schools of Buffalo and at De Veaux College, Niagara Falls. After completing his education, early in 1878, he entered the office of John C. Jewett & Son, the predecessors of the John C. Jewett Manufacturing Company. Three years later he became the Treasurer of the latter concern, and from that time onward continued to be prominently connected with the management of the business, filling the office of Treasurer to the time of his death.

After five years of exceptionally close application to business, Mr. Jewett went abroad, traveling for nine months. This foreign journey was succeeded by others, Mr. Jewett becoming a tourist of unusual experience.

June 30, 1891, Mr. Jewett married Anna Louisa James, daughter of Robert W. James of Lockport, N. Y. He is survived by his widow, and by two children, Robert and Catherine. He was a man of strong family affections, of genial and kindly social instincts and of lovable character. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Buffalo and Country Clubs.

SOURCE:  Memorial and Family History of Erie County New York; Volume I