Biography of William D. Wallis


Wallis, William D., Aurora, p o. Willink, born in East Aurora. August 27, 1835, is a son of Erastus and Margaret L. (Bowie) Wallis, who were married in 1833. He was born June 23, 1802, in Herkimer county, N. Y., and his wife was born May 15, 1813, in Bridgtown, N. J. Erastus Wallis was educated in New York State and graduated from Fairfield Academy. He came to East Aurora about 1827 and practiced medicine until 1848, when he went to Buffalo and practiced his profession four years,. when he returned to the farm William D. now owns and remained until his death in 1862. He was a Whig in politics and was postmaster under Tyler. He was president of the Erie County Agricultural Society for some years and president of the Erie County Medical Society. His wife died April 29, 1887. William D. Wallis was reared in East Aurora and educated in East Aurora Academy and Buffalo's graded schools. He was in the insurance business for fifteen years, but his principal occupation has been farming, being the owner of about 300 acres of land. He cast his first vote for John C. Freemont in 1856 and has since been a Republican, and is a member of a number of lodges. December 23, 1857, he married Elizabeth J., daughter of James and Ursula Davis, and they had six children: Nellie, James, Charles, Maggie, Legrand and Edward.

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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