Ferrin, Charles J. - This prominent grain and coal dealer is a son of Rennis and Jane E. (Fox) Ferrin, and was born at Port Gibson, Ontario county N. Y., July 28, 1833. He was educated in the public schools, the Palmyra Union School and the Walworth Academy, having graduated from the latter in 1848. His first business experience was with his father in the grain and forwarding business, where he remained until 1852, when he went to Detroit, Mich., taking charge of the freight department of Walter Chester. In 1870 he removed to Batavia and was engaged in the grain business at that place until 1883, when he removed to Lockport, where he has since conducted a large and prosperous grain and produce business. April 8, 1856, he married Frances Butler, and they had five children, three of whom are now living, and two sons (twins) are associated with him in business.
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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