Biography of Herbert H. Embry


Embry, Herbert H., Buffalo, commercial agent of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company, with offices in the Guaranty Building, Buffalo, is a direct descendant of Philip Embury, the founder of Methodism in this country. Philip’s son, Samuel, was born in New York city in 1765, and Thomas Embry, son of Samuel, was born in Vermont in 1804. Thomas Embrys son, Nelson V., is the father of Herbert H. Embry, who was born at Brighton, Livingston county, Mich., March 11. 1856. Mr. Embry started in the transportation business with the Merchants’ Despatch Transportation Company at Rochester, N. Y., December 19, 1874. He was afterward with the same company in Buffalo, and for a time was their Central New York agent at Geneva. On April 1, 1882, he was appointed traveling freight agent for New York State of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company, and on January 1. 1897, was made their commercial agent, with headquarters in Buffalo.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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