Biography of William B. Knight
Erie County, NY Biographies


Knight, William B., Buffalo, is a son of Edward M. and Josephine (Covert) Knight, natives of Seneca county, and was born at Farmer, Seneca county, N. Y., March 9, 1867. His education was obtained in the public schools and at the Cayuga Lake Military Academy at Aurora, from which institution he was graduated in 1885. On January 1, 1886, he entered the service of Harvey D. Blakeslee, who was engaged in the wholesale saddlery hardware business, remaining in his employ until November 1, 1893, when he embarked in the manufacture of trunks, in which business he was actively and successfully engaged until December 15, 1896. He then opened an office for the handling of real estate, which business he conducted until the organization of the Pan-American Publishing Company, when he became business manager of that concern, which position he now holds. Mr. Knight is a prominent thirty second degree Mason.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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