Niagara County

1897 Biography - W. C. Oille

Oille, W. C., was born in Smithville, Ontario, Canada, and lived there until twenty four years of age, when he came to North Tonawanda. He was with Hollister Bros for nine years and with C. P. Hazard & Co. of Buffalo for three years. In March, 1892, he and A. E. McKeen formed a copartnership and have since been doing a large lumber business, at North Tonawanda, N. Y., handling from twenty-five to thirty-five million feet of lumber annually, and employ forty-five men on the average. In 1878 Mr. Oille married Caroline B. Dale of Ontario, and they have two children, John Dale and Norman N. The lumber firm of Oille & McKeen has large and admirably equipped yards and four private switches enable them to handle lumber with great expedition.

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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