Biography of Richard A. Ough


Ough, Richard A., Buffalo, is of Scotch English descent, his parents coming to America in 1831 and settling in Cobourg, Ont., where Richard A. was born, June 25, 1852. The foundation of his education was laid at his native town; he finished his schooling, however, in the schools of the United States. After completing a full course in Bryant & Stratton's Business College at Cleveland, O., he entered the service of S. Brenard & Sons, music publishing house, taking full charge of the music plate printing department, where he remained until 1869, when he removed to Augusta, Ga. He remained there a short time when he returned to Cleveland to his former position and in 1871 removed to Titusville, Pa., where he engaged in the fire insurance business, in which he continued until 1873, when he removed to Buffalo to accept a position with Adam, Meldrum & Anderson, taking charge of one of their departments. From 1878 to 1883 he had charge of the shipping, receiving and stock department of Cosack & Co., lithographers; he was traveling salesman for Gies & Co. one year. In 1884 he formed a copartnership with Mr. Lockwood, under the firm name of Lockwood & Ough, dealers in commercial stationery, which continued until 1896, when the firm dissolved, Mr. Ough continuing the business at the old stand. Mr. Ough is affiliated with many societies, being a life member of the Buffalo Historical Society. In Masonic circles he has attained high honors, being a past master of Queen City Lodge No. 358; he is also a member of Keystone Chapter No. 163, Keystone Council No. 20, and Hugh de Payens Cornmandery No. 30, Knights Templar. In February, 1880, he married Mary Eggers of Buffalo.

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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