Biography of William D. Lewis
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Lewis, William D., Buffalo, son of William and Elvira (Lewis) Lewis, was born in Hindsburg, Orleans county, N. Y., May 20, 1840. In 1846 his parents removed to Buffalo, and after a residence of two years removed to Newport, Ky., where Mr. Lewis attended the public schools, afterwards going to the High School in Cincinnati. He was graduated, in 1856, from the R. S. Bacon Commercial College in Cincinnati, after which he removed to St. Louis, remaining one year, and thence coming to Buffalo, where he has since resided-over forty years. His first employment in this city was in the Ohio street freight office of the old Buffalo, New York and Erie Railroad. After a few months he was transferred to the general freight office, where he acted as chief clerk to the general freight agent, remaining five years. He then entered the service of the late George W. Tiff t as confidential clerk, continuing sixteen years, at the end of which time he became a member of the firm of Albert Best & Co., furniture manufacturers. At the end of two years he retired from this firm to engage in the insurance business, which he has followed until the present time. He is a member of the Buffalo Association of Fire Underwriters and of the Royal Arcanutn. In October, 1860, he married Marion J. Taintor, of. West Eaton, N. Y., by whom he has one son, Dr. George W. F. Lewis, a practicing physician of Buffalo.


Source:
Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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