Niagara County

1897 Biography - Charles M. Walker

Walker, Charles M., was born at Ayr, Ontario, Canada, December 22, 1845, and came to the United States when young. He started out in the business of life as collector for Brinston & Co, and remained with them three years, when he entered the drug trade and continued for fifteen years in Lewiston. He was postmaster from 1869 to 1879, president of the village for a term and trustee for three terms; he was also one of the county coroners for two years. Mr. Walker has long been identified with the agricultural and fruit growing interests of Lewiston and is one of the leading and most enterprising men of this part of the county. He is a Republican in politics and has been delegate to many conventions. In 1868 he married Laura A. Walker, and they have three children: Mrs. Harry Hull, Mrs. George Carter and Jessie Walker. Mr. Walker's parents were John and Hannah (Hungerford) Walker. His father was a participant in the Patriot war of 1837 in Canada and fought on the Patriot side with William Lyon MacKenzie. He was a native of Washington county, N. Y., but died at Ayr, Can. The Hungerfords are an old American family and of historic celebrity.

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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