Biography of William F. Emery


Emery, William F., Buffalo, son of Sanford Emery, M. D., and Isabella Warner, his wife, who came from Vermont to this State, was born in Byron, Genesee county, N. Y., January 30, 1849, and attended the district schools and a private school in Batavia. Later the family removed to Lima, N. Y.. where he finished his education. He went to New York city and was successively a clerk for the Nickelson Shoe Company for ten years and for William Beatty & Sons, shoe dealers, for five years and in 1880 came to Buffalo, where he has since been engaged in the retail shoe business on his own account. In 1881 he organized the present shoe firm of W. F. Emery & Co., which is one of the best known in its line in the city and the oldest one on Main street. Mr. Emery has been a member of the Buffalo Republican League since its organization. In August, 1879, he married Adelaide L., daughter of John I. Pryor, of Buffalo, and they have one daughter: Ella Pryor Emery.

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


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