Silverthorne, A. K., was born in Muscatine county, Iowa, April 5, 1865, and went to Chicago with his parents when quite young, where he began the lumber business with his brother, W. E. Silverthorne. In 1891 they came to North Tonawanda, and it can safely be said that no firm in the place does a larger business or enjoys a higher reputation for honorable dealings. They have a dock frontage of 800 feet and their yards are 600 feet in depth. During the year 1896 they handled over twenty-eight million feet of lumber. January 6, 1889, Mr. Silverthorne married Mattie Fassett, and they have two children: Frederick W., and Margaret. His parents were David and Francis (Hodgkins) Silverthorne; his grandfather, Oliver Silverthorne, came to this country at the close of the Revolution and settled in Pennsylvania.
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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