Niagara County

1897 Biography - William F. Richie

Richie, William F., was born in Cape Vincent, N. Y., March 21, 1827. His father, William Richie, in 1835 settled in the town of Wilson, where he was identified as a farmer. William F. Richie was educated in the common schools and early in life was engaged in canal transportation; in 1848 he was a ship carpenter in Cleveland, and in 1850 went to San Francisco and engaged in mining enterprises. In 186[?] he came to Gasport and erected the store and elevator now occupied by him, and is one of the largest grain buyers in Niagara county; in 1865 he married Harriet Marshall, and they have one son and one daughter: Edward M. and Jennie I. Barrett.

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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