Biography of Charles W. Goodyear


Goodyear, Charles W., Buffalo, was born in Cortland, Cortland county, N.Y., October 15, 1846, and received his education in the Cortland and Wyoming Academies. After leaving school he began the study of law in the office of Lanning & Miller, and was admitted to the bar from that office at the June term of the Supreme Court held in Buffalo in 1871. He immediately began the practice of his profession, in which he was engaged until January 1, 1887, when he formed a copartnership with his brother, F. H. Goodyear, under the firm name of F. H. & C. W. Goodyear, in the lumber and railroad business. In 1885, in company with his brother, they built the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad, of which Mr. Goodyear is vice-president and general manager. Mr. Goodyear was appointed assistant district attorney of Erie county under Hon. Daniel M. Lockwood, and upon the resignation and election to Congress of Mr. Lockwood, he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of the latter. In March, 1876, he was married to Ella P. Conger, daughter of Anson G. Conger of Collins Center, Erie county, N. Y.

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


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