Sweeney, James, jr., Wheatfield, was born in Buffalo, October 28, 1866, and was educated in Buffalo. He read law for four years with Sprague, Mercy, Sprague & Morey, and spent a year traveling in Europe. He has since been engaged in the real estate business and in the management of the extensive Sweeney estate. He also does a large business in handling investments for clients. Mr. Sweeney is a member of the Saturn Club of Buffalo, the Yacht Club and the Buffalo Republican League. Mr. Sweeney's parents are James and Kate (Ganson) Sweeney, both of whom are living. The Sweeney estate owns a great deal of valuable property in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda, including Sweeney park, which comprises about fifty acres of ground, and much of this property has been in the Sweeney family since 1824. They also own the Sweeney dock, and are doing much toward the development of North Tonawanda and Tonawanda by building houses and selling them on the installment plan. They also have several fine factory sites.
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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