Aldrich & Ray Manufacturing Company, Buffalo, NY

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Aldrich & Ray Manufacturing Company, Buffalo.-This is one of the representative manufacturing concerns of Buffalo. It was established in 1879 by Schuyler Aldrich. Five years later Isaac A. Aldrich entered the firm and two years afterward George A. Ray was admitted, the firm name being then changed to its present style. In the early stage of the business a line of small copper goods was manufactured, later a full line of hotel, restaurant and house furnishing goods, and a short time ago the manufacture of all kinds of soda fountain apparatus was taken up, the product now comprising all of these lines on a large scale, about 800 tons of copper and many tons of brass being consumed annually. Schuyler Aldrich, the senior member of the firm, is a native of Canada and removed with his parents to Oberlin, Ohio, when he was quite young. He was educated for the ministry and in 1861 became pastor of the Buffalo Free Baptist church. Subsequently he was pastor of the Free Baptist churches at Phoenix, N. Y., Elmira, N. Y., and Poland, N.Y. In 1858 he married Charlotte C. Hardy of Pierpont, Ohio. Isaac A. Aldrich was born and educated in Pierpont, Ohio, and in 1880 came to Buffalo, where he has since resided. He has been connected with the establishment for a period covering eighteen years. George A. Ray, junior member of the firm, was born in Cheektowaga, Erie county, and obtained his education in the public and high schools of Buffalo. His connection with the firm dates back to 1886. The Aldrich & Ray Manufacturing Company is the largest concern of its kind in New York State.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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