Babcock, Edward O., was born in Chautauqua county, N. Y., November 29, 1861, a son of the late Asel Babcock. He attended the public schools at Jamestown, N. Y., and Jamestown Collegiate Institute and was graduated from the latter institution in 1880. In the same year he entered the employ of J. W. Prossor & Co., wall paper dealers of Jamestown, and remained with that firm until 1884, at which time he removed to Niagara Falls, and after two years of service with Benjamin Rhodes in the same line of business he formed a partnership with Mr. Rhodes, which existed until 1889, when Mr. Babcock bought out his partner's interest in the business and has ever since operated it alone and has been successful and popular. October 29, 1885, he married Jennie Davy, and they have one child, Howard O. Mr. Babcock is a member of numerous organizations and enjoys the high esteem of his fellow citizens.
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