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
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.
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
Bronx County, NY
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