Biography of Millington Lockwood
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Lockwood, Millington, Buffalo, is a lineal descendant of Robert Lockwood, who came from England to Massachusetts with Governor Winthrop in 1630, and whose Sons subsequently moved to Connecticut, where the family have ever since resided. Gershom Lockwood, son of Robert, married Ann Millington, and the name Millington has since distinguished the Lockwood family in each generation. The descent from Gershom and Ann Lockwood is Gershom, jr., Millington, Sr., Millington, jr., John A., and Millington, the subject of this sketch. Millington Lockwood, Sr., was a soldier from Connecticut in the Revolutionary war; his son Millington, jr., married Jane Cuisac, and their son, John A., was born in Albany, N.Y., June 17, 1822, came to Buffalo about 1848, and engaged in the printing business. Later he engaged in printing stationery and blank books until his death, February 21, 1885. He was one of the founders of the firm of Young, Lockwood & Co., a 32° Mason and a distinguished member of that order. He was master of Queen City Lodge No. 358, F. & A. M., high priest of Keystone Chapter No. 163, R. A. M., a member of Keystone Council No. 20, R. & S. M., and Hugh de Payens Commandery No. 30, K. T., and district deputy grand master in 1869. In 1882 he was elected an honorary member of the Grand Lodge of Canada with rank of past senior grand warden-an honor never before or since conferred. He married Adaline C. Shepherd. Millington Lockwood, their eldest son, was born May 2, 1852, in Buffalo, where he has always resided. He was graduated from the Buffalo High School in 1869, Spent a short time in teaching school in Ohio, and then entered the establishment of Young, Lockwood & Co., where he remained until 1884, when he established his present business. Mr. Lockwood is one of the leading stationers and blank book manufacturers in Buffalo. He also handles typewriters, architects' and surveyors' supplies, and in fact everything required in modern office work. His specialty has always been the latest devices pertaining to his business, which has largely contributed to his success. He is past master of Queen City Lodge No. 358, F. & A. M., and a member of Keystone Chapter No. 163, R. A. M., Hugh de Payens Commandery No. 30, K. T., and past district deputy grand master of F. & A. M. September 8, 1874, he married Edna C., daughter of Levi Bronson of Buffalo, and they have three children: Lucy E., Alice G. and Richard Bronson.


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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