Biography of William F. Bray


Bray, William F., Buffalo, son of John and Elizabeth (Boyer) Bray, was born in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio, November 25, 1863. He was graduated from the Steuhenville High School in 1879, and then became a traveling salesman for the United States Baking Company, of Pittsburg, Pa., which position he held three years. In 1882 he returned home to accept the post of deputy city and county treasurer under his father, who was for six years the treasurer of Jefferson county and of the city of Steubenville Mr. Bray served in this capacity for about four years, and then returned to the employ of the United States Baking Company, with whom he remained until 1892. In the mean time his father had removed to Buffalo and established himself in the builders' supply business, which he continued until 1892, when William F. Bray and Charles W. Booth succeeded him. The firm of Bray & Booth, which is a member of the Buffalo Builders' Exchange, has since conducted the business with uniform success, and are among the largest dealers in fire clay products and builders' supplies in Buffalo. Mr. Bray is a member of the Steubenville (Ohio) Lodge No. 145, F. & A. M., of Steubenville Chapter No. 15, R. A. M., and of Queen City Council No. 259, R. A. of Buffalo. June 17, 1896, he married Miss Daisy F., daughter of Joseph Ford, of Canal Eulton, Ohio.

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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