Biography of William H. Prentice
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Prentice, William H., Buffalo, has for several years been prominent as one of the leading wall decorators and dealers in fine furniture, and is a recognized authority on all subjects pertaining to interior decorations. He was born at East Aurora, N. Y., April 30, 1854, a son of Horace and Lucy T. (Persons) Prentice, and was educated in the district schools and the Normal School at Buffalo. His first business experience was as cashier for the firm of L. H. Chester & Co., with whom he remained four years, when he entered the employ of M. H. Birge & Son. In 1888 he succeeded the latter firm in business at 250 Miami street, and on May 1, 1896 removed to his present location at 156 Pearl street. Mr. Prentice is called to do decorating in all parts of the United States. September 26, 1882, he married Winnibel, daughter of J. C. Bryant, of Buffalo.


Source:
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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