Currier, Braun & Co., Colden


Currier, Braun & Co., Colden.-This firm is composed of William B. Currier, John F. Braun and George W. Nichols. Mr. Currier was born in Holland, Erie county, N. Y., April 17, 1859, and is a son of Chauncey and Aurilla (Bailey) Currier. His grandfather, Col. Abner Currier, was the first settler in Holland, N. Y.. coming from Vermont, about 1809. W. B. Currier was educated in the public schools, and worked as a clerk for Stickney & Jackson of Holland two years and for Beebe & Myers of Springville, N. Y. In 1881 be came to Colden and formed the firm of Currier & Bolander, which partnership continued for three years, when they dissolved and Mr. Currier carried on the business alone until 1890. He then built the building the firm occupies and sold to Whitney Bros., who continued the business untill 1894 and then sold to John C. Lang, who in one year sold out and the present firm was established, January 6, :895. In 1883 Mr. Currier married Anna Nichols and they had two children: Pearl L. and George H. His wife died August 23, 1891, and he married, February 15, 1893, Prone River, and they had one child, Marjorie. Mrs. Currier died June 4, 1896. Mr. Currier has always been a Republican and was supervisor of Colden four years and member of Assembly in 1890. He is a member of Blazing Star Lodge No. 694, F. & A. M., East Aurora Chapter No. 282, R. A. M., and Holland Lodge No. 631, I. O. O. F. and Colden Tent No. 36, K. O. T. M. Mr. Nichols was born at Freedom, N. Y., and came to Colden, where he followed farming and saw milling. He is a Democrat and was supervisor of Collins fifteen years and was justice of sessions, and is now consul at Clifton, Ontario. Mr. Braun was born at Williamsport, Pa., June 6, 1869. His father was a native of Germany and came to Pennsylvania in 1865 and to Colden in 1881. Mr. Braun was educated at Colden Union School, Randolph Institute and Griffith Institute. He began as clerk for Mr. Currier, French Bros., and H. R. Kenyon & Co. of Buffalo, and in 1895 was taken in as a partner in the firm mentioned above. In 1894 he married Edith Scott of Springville, N. Y., and they have one child, Mildred. He is a member of Springville Lodge No. 432, I. O. O. F.

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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