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Jesse Ketcham

Biography

Born in Spencertown, New York and moved to Upper Canada in 1899. He established a successful tannery at York, now Toronto. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada 1830 to 1834. Moved to Buffalo, New York in 1845. He was a philanthropist making gifts to institutions in both Toronto and Buffalo.

Patron of Buffalo Schools. He provided an endowment for medals in his will. Two medals were struck at the Philadelphia Mint (Julian SC-14, 15). The dies were produced by William and Charles Barber.

bio: The Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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