Niagara County

1897 Biography - William W. Trevor

Trevor, William W., one of Lockport's enterprising, energetic and leading business men, was born at Allegheny City, Pa., December 8, 1841. His parents removed to Lockport when he was quite young and where he obtained his first schooling in the Union School. His first business experience was in the manufacture of nurserymen's labels, in which he was engaged for five years. He at this date became the senior member of the firm of Trevor & Penfield, which copartnership continued for some time, when he sold his interest in the business and became a member of the firm of Trevor & Co., which firm was succeeded by the Trevor Manufacturing Company and was incorporated January 1, 1890, with Mr. Trevor as president. This is the only concern in the city engaged in making machinery for the manufacture of shingles, heading, wood pulp, etc., and is one of the largest of the kind in this section of the country. They give employment to from forty to fifty workmen and their business extends over the United States, Canada and different parts of Europe. Aside from Mr. Trevor's interest in this business, he is the president of the Hartland Paper Company of Middleport, N. Y., a director of the Niagara Paper Mills and is one of the stockholders in the United Indurated Fiber Company and was one of the original founders of the company. He was married December 27, 1867, to Anna M., daughter of Benjamin C. Moore of Lockport, and they have two children: Carolyn M., a graduate of Wells College, Aurora, and Benjamin R., a graduate of Bryant & Stratton's Business College, Buffalo.

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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