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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