Ware, Cleland A. - This enterprising and successful insurance man was born in the town of Warren, Herkimer county, N. Y., April 26, 1862. He was educated in the public schools and the Lockport Union School, from which he was graduated in the class of 1882, and afterward took a scientific course at the University of Rochester. After completing his schooling he entered his father's office, that of the Lockport Journal, as his bookkeeper, where he remained for a period of ten years, which proved a valuable schooling which was afterwards of great value to him. He at this date removed to Detroit and embarked in business on his own account, in which he continued for three years, when he returned to Lockport and engaged in the insurance business, which business both at Lockport and Le Roy, N. Y., he has since conducted with gratifying success. Mr. Ward is associated with many societies, among which are the I. O. O. F., A. O. U. W., K. of St. J. & M., Lockport Wheelmen, of which he was one of the founders, the Lockport Gun Club and a number of others. October 15, 1884, he married Mary F. McQueen of Lockport, and they have four children.
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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