Williams, W., was born in Carbondale, Pa., a son of Rev. David and Margaret Williams; his father died in Elmira in 1884, and his mother is still living. J. W. Williams has been engaged in the railroad business all his life; he was connected with the Erie Railroad for twenty-one years and came to North Tonawanda as agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, September 21, 1892. He is an efficient railway officer and has the reputation of being one of the most reliable and energetic railroad men in the county. He is a member of the Foresters and of the Masonic fraternity, in which he has passed through the Blue Lodge, chapter and commandery and has held nearly every office in the Blue Lodge. In June, 1882, he married Emma A. Kelts, and they have one son, Forrest P.
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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