Fowler, William C., was born in North Tonawanda, September 3, 1869, and worked for some time in the shingle business with his father. He afterwards worked in the lumber yard of the T. L. & Saw Mill Company; then for eight years was cashier in the freight office of the New York Central Railroad, and on April 25, 1896, entered into partnership with E. A. Koetsch, forming the jewelry firm of Koetsch & Fowler, which holds a foremost place among the business houses of the county. Mr. Fowler is a member of the 25th Separate Company and also of the First Methodist church; he is a member of Masonic Lodge No. 247, Tonawanda, N. Y. His parents were Robert and Mary Fowler. His father died in May, 1895, and was well known as a rafter of timber and afterwards a shingle manufacturer.
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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