Biography of George L. Thorne
Erie County, NY Biographies


Thorne, George L.-Among the foremost real estate men of Buffalo stands George L. Thorne. He is a son of Samuel C. and Grace (Buckingham) Thorne, who came to this country from England in 1835. His father's ancestors were soldiers in the British army, while his mother was a member of the Buckingham family. Mr. Thorne, however, is an American born and an American in every sense of the word. He was married to Dollie P. Dana, May 2, 1867, at Rochester, N.Y., and soon after came to Buffalo where he has resided ever since. The Elmwood district was the scene of Mr. Thorne's first real estate operations. He was instrumental in securing the opening and extension of Elmwood avenue and in later years he also was one of the first advocates of the Elmwood bridge. He afterwards operated successfully in South Buffalo, Kensington, Parkside, Highland Park, Meadow View Park, Central Park, Crocker Park, Summit Park, Delaware Hill, Black Rock and other districts. He also has been the organizer of many land companies. While he cannot be numbered among the founders of Buffalo, George L. Thorne will always be mentioned in connection with her suburban growth and development.

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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