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 Hiram Sibley

Hiram Sibley

Birth
North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Jul 1888 (aged 81)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Section D, Lot 142
Memorial ID 2823 · View Source
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Businessman. Founder of Western Union. He was a friend of Czar Alexander I of Russia and the then Secretary of State William H. Seward, and persuaded the former to sell Alaska to the United States with the help of a United States government check supplied by the latter.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2823
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram Sibley (6 Feb 1807–12 Jul 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2823, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .