Biography of George E. Hill


Hill, George E., Tonawanda, one of the prominent lumber dealers of Tonawanda, is the son of Albert D. and Alice (Cook) Hill, and was born at Bangor, Me., September 6, 1850. He attended the public schools, was graduated from the Bangor High School in 1868, and obtained his first business experience as a clerk in the clothing store of Fox & Richardson of Lowell, Mass., where he remained two years. He then entered the employ of M. C. Pratt, a lumber dealer in Lowell. In 1872 he came to Buffalo and for four years was associated with E. B. Holmes, after which he moved to Tonawanda and entered the employ of A. Weston & Son, with whom he remained fifteen years. In 1890 he engaged in the lumber business for himself, and since then he has built up a large and successful trade. Mr. Hill was married in May, 1873, to Emma E., daughter of G. E. Hill of Lowell, Mass., and they have one son, Guy C.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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