Biography of William C. Urban
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Urban, William Charles, Buffalo, son of George Urban, Sr., and Marie, natives of Alsace, France, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., July 28, 1861. His parents came to this country in their youth, the father arriving in 1835. In 1846 George Urban, sr., established himself in the fiouring business on the corner of Genesee and Oak streets, Buffalo, where he carried on a successful trade until 1882, when the firm of which he was the senior member completed the first roller flour-mill in the city, opposite his old store. William C. Urban is the youngest of three children. He received a public and high school education, and then entered his father's establishment as a bookkeeper. Afterwards he became a member of the firm, the other partners being his father, George Urban, jr., and E G. S. Miller. On April 1, 1897, the Urban Milling Company was incorporated with George Urban, jr., president; E. G. S. Miller, vice president; William C. Urban, treasurer; William L. Seligmann, secretary. This is one of the largest flouring establishments in Western New York. William C. Urban is a popular citizen and a man of good business ability. He was married in June, 1886, to Louise W., daughter of Peter Burgard, of Buffalo, and they have three children: Grace E., William P. and Raymond G.


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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