Biography of William W. Ralyea


Ralyea, William W., Buffalo, son of Abraham E. and Maryette Ralyea, is a native of Cora. Pa.. born July 3, 1863. He was educated in the public schools of West Falls, Erie county, N. Y., and at the East Aurora Academy, from which he was graduated. His first employment was on public works, after which he was engaged in the meat business at East Aurora for two years. He then came to Buffalo to take charge of the Tremont Hotel, which he conducted until 1886, when he entered the employ of E. C. Poole, afterwards becoming a member of the firm, the name being changed to E. C. Poole & Co. This firm is located at 242 Main street and is among the most extensive and best known dealers in crockery in Buffalo, the business having been established over fifty years. Mr. Ralyea is a director in the Germania Park Land Company and a member of Niagara Lodge No. 25, I. O. O. F. October 26, 1884, he married Anna McFarland of St. John's, N. B., and they have one son, William Archibald, born January 30, 1888.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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