Biography of Frank H. Goodyear


Goodyear, Frank H., Buffalo, chairman Board of Directors and first vice-president of the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad Co., was born in Groton, Tompkins county, N. Y., March 17, 1849. His education was obtained from public and private schools and at East Aurora (N. Y.) Academy. In 1871 he removed to Buffalo and engaged in the coal and wood business and afterward in the lumber business, and is at present one of the largest lumber manufacturers in the United States, manufacturing over 150,000,000 feet of lumber yearly. In 1884 he built the Sinnemahoning Valley Railroad, connecting with the W. N. Y. & P. Railroad at Keating Summit, Pa. In 1887 his brother, C. W. Goodyear, entered into partnership with him and since that time they have extended this railroad and merged it into the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad, which is now 112 miles in length.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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