Biography of Thomas S. Timpson


Timpson, Thomas S., Buffalo, son of John H. and Mary H. (Foster) Timpson, was born in New York city, August 27, 1847. He was first employed in a stock broker's office, where he remained three years. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. A, 165th N. Y. Vols., and served his country faithfully until the end of the war. - In 1866 he entered the service of the Northern Transportation Company, and from September 1, 1868, until 1878, he was with the White Line (fast freight). From 1878 to 1881 he was general eastern agent of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad; from 1881-82 he was eastern freight agent for the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis and the Indianapolis & St. Louis Railroads; August 1, 1891, he became eastern passenger agent for the same road at Buffalo; from August 1, 1891 to December 1. 1892, he was also eastern passenger agent for the Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City Railroad; from December 1, 1892, to May 1, 1896, he was eastern passenger agent for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad; and from May 1, 1896, to date, he has been general eastern agent for that road. He is a member of Bidwell-Wilkeson Post No. 9, Dept. of N. Y., G. A. R. In November, 1871, he married Mary H., daughter of Jonathan B. Foster, of New York city, and they have one daughter, Florence E.

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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