Biography of Charles A. Rupp


Rupp, Charles A., Buffalo, was born in that city, April 1, 1850. He was compelled to leave school at the age of fifteen and begin his business career, which was as a "trotter" for the old Buffalo City Bank. In 1868 he entered the service of Henry Rumrill, a leading contractor and builder, as bookkeeper, and by hard work, ambition and industry, he became a partner in the businessin 1874. The firm of Rumrill & Rupp continued until 1893, when the partnership was dissolved, and since then Mr. Rupp has conducted the business alone as a mason, builder and contractor. In 1881 he was elected alderman for the Eleventh ward, serving for two years. and in 1890 he was appointed civil service commissioner. In 1894 he was appointed police arid excise commissioner by Mayor Charles F. Bishop for the term of six years.

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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