Niagara County

1897 Biography - Francis M. Trevor

Trevor, Francis M., treasurer of the Trevor Manufacturing Company, and one of the most prominent of Lockport's citizens, was born at Hamilton, Madison county, N.Y., May 17, 1844. He was educated at the Rensselaer Institute, from which he was honorably graduated in 1866 and two years later was graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. He then served for three years as assistant engineer in the navy; he at this date removed to Lockport and became connected with the manufacturing firm of Trevor & Co. This concern was established in 1858 by Joseph and James B. Trevor, which was carried on under the firm name of J. B. Trevor & Co. for three years, when it was succeeded by Trevor & Co. George S. Trevor afterward became a member of the firm and when his interest was purchased by William W. Trevor, the style of the firm was unchanged and upon the death of James B., in 1867, Mr. Francis N. Trevor became a partner and the firm became Trevor & Co. until January 1, 1890, when it was incorporated under the style of the Trevor Manufacturing Company, as it is at present. This firm are large manufacturers of machinery for making staves, shingles, heading and wood pulp. Aside from his interest in this concern he is one of the stockholders in the Niagara Paper Mill, the Lockport Hydraulic Company and was one of the organizers and directors in the United Indurated Fibre Company. He is a member of Lockport Lodge No. 17, F. & A. M. and the society of Naval Graduates; he is also a member of the Zeta Psi, a Greek letter college fraternity. He was married in April, 1885, to Katharine, daughter of Stephen Wheeler of Rochester and an only son, George W., has been born to them. Mr. Trevor takes an active interest in all good moves for the advancement of the city's interests and is a great lover of outdoor sports, being a member of the Anglers' Club and others of equal note.

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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