Sheldon Boright familySheldon Boright, Sr. was born in Frelighsburgh, Quebec on April 29, 1832. He came to Richford in 1869 and established a general store and engaged in various business enterprises. In 1890, he started a creamery. He also became a dealer in dry goods, ready made clothing, groceries, boots, shoes, flour, salt, nails, etc. He was the Director of the Richford Savings Bank & Trust Company. In 1903, he constructed the Boright Block, corner of Main and River Streets. 

Sheldon built The Grey Gables Mansion in 1888. His son Sheldon, Jr. inherited the home when Sheldon, Sr. died. Sheldon Sr's other son Melvin inherited the home in 1921. Mel died in 1921, leaving the house to his wife Georgia and children - Betty, Mel, and Teasie (pictured here with her son Terry). They lived in the home until 1943 when it was sold.  

    
    
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