Biography of George P. Sawyer

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Sawyer, George P., was born and resides in Buffalo, his father, James D. Sawyer, having come to Buffalo from Windham, Conn., in 1840; his mother, Charlotte O. Field, was born in Buffalo in 1817. Her elder brother, George Pliny Field (for whom Mr. Sawyer was named), was an infant at the time of the burning of Black Rock by the British and Indians in 1812, and his mother (Mr. Sawyer's grandmother) fled with him to Batavia by way of Williamsville. George Pliny Field was educated at West Point, and became a captain in the United States army and was killed in the Mexican war. Mr. Sawyer was graduated from Yale University in the class of 1872, and immediately entered upon a business life in Buffalo, which he still carries on as a member of the prominent lumber firm of Noyes & Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer has in addition been actively connected with various institutions in the capacity of director, such as the American Exchange Bank, the Mutual Gas Light Company, the Ellicott Square Company, and others.


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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