Niagara County

1897 Biography - Peter R. Croy

Croy, Peter R., was born at Kirkwall, Scotland, June 17, 1867, a son of the late William Croy. He attended the public schools at Ottawa, Canada. whither his parents had removed in 1873, and at the age of thirteen entered the drug store of William A. Lloyd, at Ottawa and remained there one year, when he took a course in the Ottawa Collegiate Institute, from which he was graduated in 1883 and at once returned to the drug store of Mr. Lloyd, where he continued for three years. ln 1885 he removed to Buffalo, N. Y., and was employed for four years in the drug stores of Stoddart Bros., and Harries Bros. In 1890 Mr. Croy removed to Niagara Falls and established his present store where he has ever since enjoyed a large and growing business. May 3, 1890, he married Imogene McPherson, a daughter of Donald McPherson of Le Roy, N. Y. Mr. Croy is a member of the Niagara Council No. 1,397, Royal Arcanum, and of Court Evershed No. 638. Independent Order Foresters of Niagara Falls, and of Niagara Lodge No. 342, B. P. O. E.

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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