Niagara County

1897 Biography - R. J. Clench

Clench, R. J., was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and was a son of Ralfe and Catherine (Daly) Clench; his grandfather, Ralfe Clench, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. R. J. Clench has been a photographer in the Twin Cities for a quarter of a century; he opened his studio in Tonawanda in 1872, but following the growth of the Lumber City northward, in the fall of 1896 he opened a studio in North Tonawanda. He does all kinds of photography and is noted far and near for the excellence of his work. Mr. Clench married Sophia Tay. He is a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity and enjoys a high reputation as a business man and citizen.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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