Brands C.M. Clapp
C.M. ClappCassius M. Clapp was born in the town of Canton, Norfolk county, Mass., February 23, 1853. Mr. Clapp was educated in the public schools and at Stoughtonbam Institute in his native state, and obtained his first business experience as a clerk in a country store, after which he became a clerk in the retail shoe business near Boston, later engaged in the wholesale boot and shoe trade in Boston.
In December, 1873, Mr. Clapp has started his own shoe business, locating in Marlboro, Mass., and afterward established stores in various cities in that state and New York, gaining a high reputation in the shoe trade. Later he engaged in the manufacture of shoes at Brockton, Mass. In June 1889 he came to Buffalo, incorporated the C. M. Clapp Co., and opened what was then considered one of the finest and handsomest shoe stores in the United States.
In June, 1897, he withdrew from the firm and business to accept the management of the Buffalo office of the Depew Syndicate, which was incorporated for the purpose of aiding in the development and growth of Depew, with the aim to make it one of the foremost manufacturing cities and railroad centers the USA.
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898