Biography of William H. Pinck


Pinck, William H., Buffalo, is the son of Thomas and Frances (Henderson) Pinck, who emigrated from England to Toronto, Canada, about 1857, and in 1870 removed to Buffalo, where she died January 6, 1896. The father still survives, and for many years has been a watchman and is now an assistant engineer at the Exchange Elevator. Mrs. Pinck's father, James Henderson, was a master painter in England, and her brother, James Henderson, Jr., is a master painter in Adelaide, Australia. William H. Pinek was born in Toronto, Canada, June 16, 1860, removed to Buffalo with his parents, and received a public school education. In April. 1875, he entered the employ of Henry G. White, one of the best known painters and decorators in Buffalo, and rose step by step until on March 1, 1893, he was admitted as a partner under the firm name of H. G. White & Co. This firm carries on an extensive business in house, sign and fresco painting, and may be Justly considered as leaders in their line. Mr. Pinck has worked up in the establishment from an apprentice to superintendent and finally to partnership. He has been president of the Master Painters' Association of Buffalo for two years, and is a member of the Builders' Exchange, De Molay Lodge No. 498, F. & A. M:, Buffalo Chapter No. 71, R. A. M.. Lake Erie Commandery No. 20, K. T., Ismailia Temple Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and the Buffalo Yacht Club. October 26, 1880, he married Minnie L., daughter of Levi C. Johnson of Buffalo, and they have three children: Mabel H., William C. and Henry G.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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