Huff, James B., was born in Tonawanda, October 14, 1857, and has resided here nearly all his life. He has been actively engaged in the lumber business for years and was a member of the firm of Watkins & Huff, which dissolved in 1892, since which time he has conducted the business alone. He handles about fifteen million feet of lumber annually, dealing at wholesale in both dressed and rough lumber, and employs about twenty-five men. Mr. Huff is a prominent Mason of the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Grotto. He married Ella L. Long of Tonawanda, and they have three children: Benjamin, James and John. Mr. Huff was clerk of the village five years, trustee two years and treasurer two years. His grandfather, Stephen Huff, was a soldier in the war of 1812.
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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