Biography of William Isaac Masten
Erie County, NY Biographies


Masten, William Isaac, Buffalo, born in Wayne county, N. Y., February 18, 1857. attended the public 3chools and the Arcade Academy, from which latter institution he was graduated in the class of 1875. His first business experience was that of a retail grocer, in which he was very successful for a number of years. Prior to his connection with the manufacturing business he was employed as a traveling salesman for Arend & Morgan, wholesale dry goods dealers, with whom he continued until 1884, when he became a member of the firm of Elwood, Masten & Bean, which copartnership was continued until 1887, and was succeeded by W. I. Masten & Co., the present style of the firm. The premises occupied are large and spacious, and give employment to a large number of people. Mr. Masten is a member of a number of social clubs and societies, being prominently identified with all branches of Masonry. On November 17. 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida M., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bedell) Goodsell, of Olean, N. Y. They have one daughter: Gladys Elizabeth.

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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