Pettebone, Maj. Lauren W., was born at Lockport, N. Y., June 29, 1848, a son of the late Stoughton Pettebone, who was the first president of the Pettebone Paper Company, incorporated in 1883. Lauren W. received his education principally under private tutors and at the age of eighteen entered the business office of his father at Niagara Falls, where he learned paper manufacturing and has continued in that business ever since, becoming president of the Pettebone Paper Company upon the death of his father in 1888. He is a director of the Niagara Falls Water Works Company, the Niagara County Savings Bank, the Niagara Falls Power Company, and is otherwise identified with the business interests of the city of Niagara Falls. Major Pettebone was first lieutenant of the 42d Separate Company of Infantry, N. G. N. Y., and later was promoted to the inspectorship of rifle practice, with the rank of major, on the staff of Brig.-Gen. P. C. Doyle. September 14, 1881, Major Pettebone married Lavinia, daughter of Daniel J. Townsend of Niagara Falls, and they have had three children: Lauren A., Harold C. and Gladys. Major Pettebone is a man of liberal education and high attainments, honored and respected by all.
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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