Biography of B. Fred Huntington
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B. FRED HUNTINGTON - One of the business, social, and fraternal leaders of The Bronx, New York, is B. Fred Huntington, manager for Burns Brothers, coal dealers, for The Bronx section of New York. His keen business ability, his broad understanding of local conditions, and his varied experience combine to fit him admirably for his present responsible position. Mr. Huntington was born in New York City, April 15, 1876, son of Byron O. and Sarah Huntington, and descended from notable English and American families.

The American progenitor of the Huntington family was Christopher Huntington, who came to America from England in 1620, brother to the ancestor of Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His father's mother was the daughter of Captain Ephraim Hyde of the Revolutionary War, of the famous English family whose name was bestowed on Hyde Park in London. Byron O. Huntington was a pioneer manufacturer of ladies' underwear, retiring in 1897.

B. Fred Huntington was educated at Henry Academy, Elizabeth, New Jersey, at Riverview Military Academy, and at Eastman's Business School in Poughkeepsie, New York. His business career began in association with his father in the manufacture of underwear, and continued until his father's retirement. In 1899, Mr. Huntington entered the employ of Speiltnan & Company, silk merchants, as salesman, traveling in the Middle West, and remained in that association until 1905. For the next five years he worked for the American Silk Company, and for the next three for the Tatta Company, also silk importers. It was in 1913 that he shifted his attention and energy to the coal business as salesman for T. R. Thorne & Company, coal dealers. After a year he entered his fourteen year association with Burns Brothers as a salesman on commission, proving so successful that he was soon given a salary. His value to the company has grown steadily, until he has become invaluable as manager of The Bronx section, which he has been for the past six years. He is a member of Bethel Lodge, No. 733, Free and Accepted Masons; of Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of Epsilon Sigma Fraternity, New York Athletic Club, and of The Bronx Board of Trade. He was one of the organizers and the second member of the Lions Club and is enrolled in the Schnorer Club. He attends the Tremont Baptist Church.

On March 3, 1898, in New York City, B. Fred Huntington married Estelle Schroder, daughter of John and Ernestine Schroder, both deceased now. Mr. and Mrs. Huntington are the parents of a daughter, Hazel S., now Mrs. Gordon Miller and mother of Gordon Huntington Miller.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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