Biography of George H. Dunston


Dunston, George H., Buffalo. is the son of Thomas A. and Charlotte (Hind) Dunston, natives of England, who came to this country and settled in Rochester, N. Y., in 1850. In 1862 they removed to Buffalo, where the mother died in 1882 and the father in 1883, leaving seven children, all of whom are living. The father was a carpenter and builder. Mr. Dunston was born September 20, 1851, in Rochester, where he first attended the public schools; coming to Buffalo with the family in 1862. he finished his education in the public schools of this city, and in 1867 entered the lithographing establishment of Clay, Cosack & Co., where he remained until 1873, serving first as assistant bookkeeper and afterward as bookkeeper. In 1873 he engaged in the lithographing business for himself, and ten years later started his present establishment in the old Morning Express building, where he was burned out in 1884. He continued the business, however without interruption, occupying quarters on the Terrace, and in 1885 moved to his present location on the corner of Terrace and West Seneca streets. Mr. Dunston has built up from small beginnings a lithographing business of large proportions, covering all parts of the United States and even extending into many foreign countries. He employs between one hundred and 125 hands. He has passed through all the chairs of Odd Fellowship to the Rebecca degree, being past grand of old Hesper Lodge. In February, 1883, he married Nellis S., daughter of Bradford Taber, of Buffalo, and they have one daughter, Doris.

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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