Niagara County

1897 Biography - George C. Winslow

Winslow, George C., was born in Buffalo, October 16, 1844, a son of Edward Thomas and Sarah Frances (Coit) Winslow. Edward Winslow was a member of old Company D, Buffalo City Guard, of Buffalo and a participant in the McKenzie Rebellion in Canada, also one of the proprietors of the American Express Company when it was seven years old: he died at Geneva, N. Y., in 1849. George C. Winslow removed to Lewiston May 6, 1875; he bought a part of the Calvin Hotchkiss farm on the River Road comprising 112 acres, where he remained until 1884, when he went to Chicago, remaining there one year, then returned to Lewiston and has ever since resided there, where he has one of the finest places on the river, as regards scenery and location. While residing in Buffalo Mr. Winslow was a member oi Company D, 74th Regiment for nine years, and also of Eagle Hose Co. No. 2, for five years. He is a member of the Empire Knights of Relief and is popular socially. He is a musician of much ability and helped to organize the band in 1880 and in the fall of 1896 helped to organize the Lewiston Drum Corps. In 1872 Mr. Winslow entered the controller's office where he remained upwards of two years. Mr. Winslow has been twice married; his first wife was Carrie L. Davis, whom he married October 8, 1873, and who died in 1885 leaving one daughter, Sarah Frances Winslow. In 1895 Mr. Winslow married Gertrude Coates Byrne, of Lewiston, daughter of Eliza and John D. Byrne. Miss Winslow is a teacher in the kindergarten at Covington, Ky.

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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