Biography of Mrs John F. Moulton
Erie County, NY Biographies


Moulton, Mrs. John F., Buffalo. - John F. Moulton was born at Beverly, Mass., February 3, 1841, which was also the native place of his parents. His grandfather was Capt. Tarbox Moulton, a well known sea captain and ship owner, who lost three of his vessels in the French war of 1812; while his father, Charles Moulton, was a merchant of Beverly. His mother, Abby Cole, was a member of one of the oldest and most highly respected New England families. John F. was educated in the best New England schools and at the age of eighteen engaged in the mercantile business with his father. In 1862 he removed to Battle Creek, Mich., where he was soon recognized as one of that city's leading business men. He was one of the organizers and a director of the Bank of Battle Creek, elected alderman in 1865, and in 1867 was elected president of the Battle Creek Gas Company. At about this time Mr. Moulton became interested in railroading, and secured the contract for building the Buffalo and Jamestown road and removed to Buffa]o, which city was ever after his home. Mr. Moulton had touched the business life of Erie county on more points than one; the history of the Brush Electric Light Company of Buffalo is a portion of his biography, he occupying the office of president of that company from the time of its organization in 1881 until the date of his death, which occurred April 28, 1887. Mr. Moulton married Lucy O. Giles of Beverly, Mass., who still survives him. They were the parents of two daughters and one son, Frank T. Moulton of the comptroller's office.

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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