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1897 Biography - John M. Diver

Diver, John M., was born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 15, 1859, a son of John Diver. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and when sixteen years of age learned the lumber business at Cleveland and has followed that calling ever since. In 1895 he removed from Cleveland to Niagara Falls and established his present business, building a large mill where he employs forty hands the year round. Mr. Diver is a thrifty, enterprising man and well deserves the success that has attended his efforts. In 1879 he was married to Ellen J. Bieder and they have three children. Mr. Diver is a member of Brooklyn Lodge No. 454, F. & A. M. of Cleveland, Ohio, Webb Chapter No. 14, Royal Arch Masons, and of Oriental Commandery N o. 12, Knights Templar, of that city.

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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