Niagara County

1897 Biography - A. H. Webster

Webster, A. H., was born in Knowlesville, Orleans county, November 24, 1865, and lived in the country for sixteen years, when he came to Buffalo, April 4, 1882, and embarked in the grocery business along with his father. He came to North Tonawanda, August 13, 1886, and went into the lumber business with A. Weston & Son, where he remained two years; he was then with Hollister & Co. for two years and with W. H. Gratwick for two years, when he went into business for himself, taking contract work in lumber and saw mills. This he followed until the fall of 1892, when he opened a flour and feed store in the Post-office block, which he still conducts. In January, 1894, he became treasurer and manager of the Gurney Cab & Transfer Company, which has proved a pronounced success in his hands; there is no stable in Buffalo that can surpass them in any way. He was married on March 12, 1890, and his wife died July 21, 1894. Mr. Webster is a member of the Odd Fellows and was secretary of the National Republican League for two years; he was auditor for the town of Wheatfield, and was nominated by his party for trustee of North Tonawanda.

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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