Biographical Sketch of N. Y. Selleck, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO

>From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.

Col. N. Y. Selleck, manager of the Glucose Works, was born in Utica,
New York, January 5, 1832, and when quite young removed to Cleveland,
Ohio, where he was raised to manhood and educated. for a time he was
a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On April 16, 1861, he tendered
his services to the Union cause, and served during the war. He was
military agent for the State of Wisconsin, and afterwards was inspec-
tor of military hospitals and prisons of the East, receiving his
appointment from E. M. Stanton. He was also for a term in active
service on the field. Colonel Selleck has always been devoted to the
Union cause, and since the war has not been lost sight of by those who
control the affairs of the country. In 1869 he was consul to Europe,
and for four years was quartered at Bedford, England, after which he
spent one year in London. He then returned to his native country in
1875, and for a number of years has given the business he now pursues
his entire attention. For several years he was interested in the
grape sugar and glucose business at Buffalo, New York. He came to
St. Joseph in 1880 and took the management and an interest in the
works. He married in 1857, Miss M. E. Smith, of New York. They have
two children: C. Y. and Adelade.

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