Williamson, Richard, jr. - This efficient and successful manager of the Lockport Ice Company, was born in Ontario, Canada, April 16, 1870. His education was obtained from the parochial school and from the Catholic Model School, from which he was graduated before obtaining his majority. In order to thoroughly equip himself for the business life he intended to pursue, he took a full course from the Canadian Business College. His first business experience was in the wood and coal trade and after two years of successful operations sold out and engaged in railroading, in the capacity of locomotive fireman, which he followed for a period of three years. In 1892 he removed to Lockport and assumed the management of the Lockport Ice Company, which under his successful oversight has grown to be one of the leading industries of the city. Mr. Williamson was married May 9, 1894, to Anna T. Lillis of Niagara Falls, and they have two children, Cecelia Marie, two years of age, and Richard George, one year of age.
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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