Curtis, W. J., is a native of Massachusetts, and a son of Charles A, and Mary B. (Jackson) Curtis, both of old New England families. Mr. Curtis has been in the lumber trade all of his business life; he was located in Burlington, Vt., until the lumber interests began to wane there, when he came to North Tonawanda to take charge of the lumber interests at this point for the Export Lumber Co, andthe Hall & Munson Co. The business of the Export Lumber Company at North Tonawanda ranges from sixteen million to thirty-six million feet per annum, and that of the Hall & Munson Co. averages about 200 cars. - The trade of this company is in mill work and box shooks. Mr. Curtis was married in 1875 to Clara Watts, and they have one daughter, Mary. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the Masonic fraternity, and is one of North Tonawanda's enterprising business men.
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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