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William W. Jefferis

William W. Jefferis, American banker.


  • Jefferis, William W. was born on January 12, 1820 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Horatio Townsend and Hannah (Paul) Jefferis.

  • Education

    • Common school education, West Chester.


    • Entered Bank of Chester County (Pennsylvania) December 1843, as receiving teller. Cashier same September 1857, to June 1883, when he resigned. Always a student of mineralogy.

      Sold collection of over 12,000 fine specimens to Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh. Emeritus professor mineralogy, State Normal School, W. Chester, Pennsylvania, since 1878. Address: New York, New York.


    • Married Anna E. Elmore, December 14, 1898.
    • father: Horatio Townsend Jefferis
    • mother: Hannah (Paul) Jefferis
    • spouse: Anna E. Elmore
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    Died 1906
    (aged 85)