|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1818|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1894|
New York, USA
Fayetteville, New York
The Fayetteville Recorder
Thursday, April 5, 1894
Page 8, Column 2
JONATHAN S. BUELL
A Man Instrumental In Many Ways in the Commercial Development of Buffalo - His Recent Death.
The death of Jonathan S. Buell at his home at No. 219 Eagle street, on March 16th, from a sudden attack of heart disease, removed a man instrumental in many ways in the commercial development of Buffalo and of the country.
He was born at Pompey, this State, 75 years ago, and spent the early part of his life there. Before coming to Buffalo he studied the business of surveyor and engineer and spent several years in the study of law and medicine. In 1848 he became a resident of this city and engaged in the forwarding, commission and general insurance business. He was one of the prime movers in organizing the Board of Trade. He prepared its charter and was one of its first trustees. His suggestion caused the formation of the Western Insurance Company. He also laid the foundation of the Merchants Dispatch, the first railway fast freight line, and was one of the organizers and first officers of the Petroleum Oil Company of New York, the initial company for the production of petroleum. In 1870 he became connected with a New York and Washington telegraph company just organized, and since 1875 had been interested in Colorado mines. He was one of the projectors of the Niagara Falls tunnel scheme, and was greatly interested in the project of the International Bridge. The value of Mr. Buell's services to the city have been recognized in resolutions adopted by the Buffalo Merchants Exchange.
Mr. Buell left the Democratic party in 1856 to join the Free-soilers, and so found his way into the Republican party. However, he always supported Grover Cleveland, who was a close, personal friend, and of whose abilities and purposes he always held a high belief. He was twice married, first to Ellen Jane Callender - a sister of Gen. Franklin D. Callender, U. S. A. - who died in 1883, and some years after to Mrs. Catherine Girvin, who survives him. He leaves four children, Franklin S. Buell, treasurer of the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad; Mrs. Ellen A. Burrows, Mrs. Samuel W. Nash and Miss Alice C. Buell. Three brothers, Luther H. Buell of Jersey City, N. J., Charles W. Buell of Buellville and Willard B. Buell of Buffalo, and one sister, Mrs. Phoebe O. Delamater of Brooklyn, Mich., also survive him. His funeral was held on Sunday, in the presence of a large company of friends. The pall-bearers included three generations of the family. They were Willard B. and Luther H. Buell, brothers; Franklin S. Buell, son; and Bradley Delamater of Jackson, Mich., nephew; George F. Burrows, grandson, and Joseph Girvin, stepson. At their head walked the Hon. N. P. Stanton, Brooklyn, the boyhood friend and most intimate companion of the deceased. - The Illustrated Buffalo Express, March 25.
Luther Buell (1786 - 1876)
Phebe Barnes Buell (1796 - 1869)
Ellen Jane Callender Buell (1819 - 1883)
Jonathan Sheder Buell (1818 - 1894)
Phoebe Cordelia Buell Delamater (1822 - 1898)*
Forest Lawn Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Tom C.
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76012721