Niagara County

1897 Biography - William H. Upson

Upson, William H. - This enterprising business man of Lockport was born in Canisteo, Steuben county, N. Y., July 23, 1850. He has been connected with the Erie Railroad Company for the past thirty-one years, having filled numerous positions of trust, and is at this time freight and passenger agent at Lockport for this company. He is also interested in other enterprises, owning and operating the largest coal industry in the city; his coal pocket trestle is the largest in Western New York outside of Buffalo and Rochester. He is president of the Empire Knights of Relief, a fraternal insurance order with head office in the D. S. Morgan Building at Buffalo, treasurer and director in the Lockport Savings and Loan Association, and one of Lockport's substantial and public spirited citizens He has always been a Republican in politics and was elected supervisor three consecutive terms from his ward. He was married October 28, 1875, to Nella M. Ayrault of Nunda, Livingston county, N. Y. Although a comparatively young man, he has the respect and confidence of his fellow townsmen, and has before him apparently many years in which to develop the prosperous career he has started upon.

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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