Biography of Charles Frederick Bishop


Bishop, Charles Frederick, Buffalo, is a son of Casper Henry and Louisa (Westbrock) Bishop, and was born in Williamsville, Erie county, October 14, 1844. When a boy he came to Buffalo, where he attended the public schools until he reached the age of thirteen, when he became a clerk in a retail grocery store. In 1869 he engaged in the wholesale tea, coffee and spice business, in which he has ever since continued with uninterrupted success. For many years he has been one of the leading dealers in this line in Buffalo. Mr. Bishop has long been an active and influential Democrat, and in 1887 was nominated by his party for county treasurer, but suffered defeat by only forty-one votes. In 1889 and again in 1891 he was elected mayor of the city of Buffalo and filled that office with great satisfaction for five years. He is a director of the People's Bank, a trustee of the Western Savings Bank, and a prominent 32d degree Mason in the Scottish Rite, being past master of Concordia Lodge No. 143, F. & A. M., past eminent commander of Lake Erie Commander'v No. 20, K. T., and formerly president (for five years) of the Board of Trustees of the Masonic Hall Association. He was also for four years district deputy grand master of the Twenty-fifth Masonic District, and as such laid the corner stone of the Masonic Temple in Buffalo. He has been treasurer of Ismailia Temple, N. O. M. S., since its institution and is president of the Masonic Life Association of Western New York. August 6, 1865, he married Miss Kate Moran of Buffalo.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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