Charlton, Thomas, was born in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus county. N. Y., April 7, 1839. When ten years old his parents moved to Ayr, Ontario, where they remained six years and then moved to Louisa county, 1a., where they remained thirteen years. Thomas Charlton returned to Ontario in May, 1868, and went into partnership with his brother, John Charlton, forming the firm of J. & 'I'. Charlton, which still exists. They have carried on a large timber and lumber business since that time, and in 1890 Mr. Thomas Charlton moved to Tonawanda in order to give more attention to the business here. Mr. John Charlton still resides in Ontario, and has been a member of Parliament since 1872, and is still a member. The firm handles from 6,000,000 to 10,000,000 feet of lumber annually. Thomas Charlton married Mary McKenry in 1862, and they have a family of six children living: William, John, George, Ella. Mary Belle and Rebecca.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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