Niagara County

1897 Biography - William S. Humbert

Humbert, William S., was born at Brooklyn, N. Y., December 13, 1861, and is a son of William P. Humbert, who was for years a Wall street broker; he is now retired and living in Buffalo. Mr. Humbert was educated in the Flushing (L. I.) Institute, and at the age of seventeen entered Columbia College. New York city, taking and completing the course in Mining Engineering. He was graduated in 1883, and at once entered the employ of the City of New York, being employed on the Croton Aqueduct, where he remained until 1891 (as Assistant Engineer), at that time removing to Niagara Falls to accept the position of Division Engineer, in charge of construction, in the employ of the Niagara Falls Power Co. He continued in that position until 1893, when he entered business as a wholesale and retail dealer in Contractors' and Builders' Supplies, which business he still continues to successfully operate. December 28, 1887, he married Blanche A., daughter of Rev. David Kennedy, S. T. D., of Stanstead, Province of Quebec, Can. Mr. and Mrs. Humbert have one son, William K.

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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