Niagara County

1897 Biography - William C. Cumro

Cumro, William C., was born in Wilson, August 30, 1866, a son of Charles C. and Minnie (Ganshow) Cumro, natives of Germany, who came to Wilson about 1852 without any money and began work in Tonawanda and then worked on a farm for $10 per month. Charles C. first bought ten acres, and at the time of his death, in 1891, was the owner of 260 acres. In 1890 he built a fine residence where William C. now lives. He was a Republican and took active part in politics, and was a delegate to Saratoga at the State Convention. He was one of the prominent men of the town and a member of the German Lutheran church, and assisted in building both churches in the town. He and wife had only one son, William C. Cumro, who was reared on a farm and educated at Wilson Union School and Buffalo Business College, graduating there from in 1887. He was for some years engaged with the New York Central Railroad Company, in the freight office at Buffalo, and was with the Saginaw Hardware Company of Saginaw, Mich., as cashier and assistant bookkeeper, but at present is engaged in farming. January 10, 1895, he married Matilda, daughter of Fred Bidel of Wilson, and they had one son, Charles L. Mr. Cumro is a member of Ontario Lodge No. 376, F. & A. M., and is also a member of the A. F. I. In politics he is a Republican and takes an active part.

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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