Biography of Charles W. Booth


Booth, Charles W., Buffalo, is the son of William and Ann (Kiddell) Booth, who came from England to America in the early fifties, settling first in Brooklyn, N. Y., whence they soon removed to Buffalo, where Charles W. was born. William Booth was the founder of the Buffalo Stained Glass Works, one of the earliest industries of the kind in the city. He was a practical stained glass worker, having learned the business in England, and as a citizen and business man was well known and highly esteemed. He died in April, 1892, in his seventy-second year. Charles W. Booth was educated in the public and high schools of Buffalo, and obtained his first business experience in the office of John Lyth & Sons, manufacturers of sewer pipe and building materials. After remaining in their employ for a period of ten years he was obliged to resign his position on account of ill health, and on the advice of his physician he went abroad, remaining for a short time at Carlsbad. Returning to Buffalo he was variously employed until 1895, when he formed a copartnership with William F. Bray, under the style of Bray & Booth, and engaged in the builders' supply business. The firm deals extensively in sewer pipe, fire brick, flue linings, and all fire clay materials, and control the sale in Buffalo and vicinity of the products of the Diamond Fire Clay Company, of Uhrichsville, Ohio. The firm is a member of the Buffalo Builders' Exchange. Mr. Booth was married July 10, 1883, to Mary H., daughter of John Caudell, of Buffalo, and they have two children: Raymond C. and Evelyn M.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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