Biography of John F. Titus


Titus, John F., Hamburg, p. o. Blasdell, was born in the State of Ohio, January 5, 1840. His parents came to the town of Hamburg, Erie county, N. Y., when he was three years old and he was educated in the public schools. He has been a lumberman, merchant, oil producer and hotel keeper. In the year 1891 he purchased the Lake Avenue Hotel at Woodlawn Beach, at Blasdell, N. Y., which he is conducting with increasing success. July 28, 1868, he married Mary A. Byers, formerly of Scotland, and they had two children, William and Mary. Mr. Titus is a member of the I. O. O. F., and a Republican. His father, Hiram Titus, was born in Vermont in 1808 and came with his parents to this town and State when a boy. He married Anna Fenstermaker of Philadelphia, Pa., and they had four children, John F. (as above), Oscar and Orrin (twins), and Melvina. Mr. Titus died in 1881 and his widow in 1886. Nathaniel Titus, grandfather of John F., was an artillery soldier in Buffalo in the war of 1812 and had charge of a gun on Niagara Square.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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