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Lamont Jefferds Biography ( Chautauqua Co N.Y.)

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Lamont Jefferds Biography ( Chautauqua Co N.Y.)

Barbara (View posts)
Posted: 7 Nov 2005 12:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JEFFERDS, Mc MAHON , SHEAN
This is a biography of Lamont Jefferds, who lived
in the Brocton area in Chautauqua Co.

This information could be useful to other JEFFERDS
researchers.

The biography comes from
"History of Chautauqua County, New York and it's people",
by John Downs & Fenwick Hedley.
Published in 1921.

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Lamont Allen Jefferds, a prominent
figure in the industrial life of Brocton, Chautauqua
County , N.Y. , where he has been engaged in the manu-
facture of furniture for a number of years, is a native
of Randolph, Cattaraugus county N.Y. , where his birth
occurred Nov 7 , 1878, a son of Owel and Emma ( Hard-
ing) Jefferds, his parents now making their home in
New York City, where the elder Mr. Jefferds is the
Assistant cashier of the Seaboard National Bank.
Lamont Jefferds passed his childhood at his
native place and there attended the local public schools
for a time. When his parents removed to New York
City he accompanied them and attended the public schools
of the Metropolis until he was sent to the Chamberlain
Institute at Randolph, N.Y. After completing his gen-
eral education at the latter institution, he entered the
New York Commercial School of New York City, where
he was prepared for a career in business. He then
entered the employ of the New York Telephone Com-
pany, where he worked in a clerical capacity for five
years, and was then given a position in the Seaboard
National Bank in which his father was an officer. There

he remained for another five years, and then became
associated with the Farish Stafford Company, where he
was employed for six years longer. At the end of that
period, having gained a wide knowledge of business
methods generally and of banking in particular, he
left New York City and retuned to his native place, where
he took a position in the Randolph Bank. His next asso-
tiation was with the departement store of T.E. Adams
Company at Randolph, where he was connected with the
retail department for two years, after which he entered
the services of Randolph furniture Works as assist-
ant to the Secretary-Treasurer. After three years spent
there in learning the business of manufacturing furni-
ture, Mr. Jefferds was ordered the position of Assistant
Manager of the factory the Brocton Furniture Com-
pany of Brocton, N.Y. , and came to this place on
Feb 1, 1916 to take up his new task. Since that time he has
continued in that capacity and has done much to advance
the interests of the of the important concern with which he is
associated. He has made of himself of the greatest value
to his employers, and everything points to a brilliant
future for him in the line of business that he has chosen.

Mr. Jefferds has always taken a public-spirited interest in
the general life of the communities where he has dwelt ,
and is a conspicuous figure in the social circle of Broc-
ton, he is a Republicain in politics and a Methodist in
religious belief, attending the Methodist Episcopal church
of Brocton.
Lamont Allen Jefferds was united in marriage September
16 , 1907 , at Randolph, N.Y. with Tillie M. Shean, of
that town, a daughter of Michael W. And Bridget ( Mc-
Mahon) Shean. Two children have been born of this
union, as follows: Milton Lamont and Donald Francis.
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P.S. Donald F Jefferds is my cousin's Dad and there are descendants on this branch

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