Biography of Charles A. Wheeler

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Wheeler, Charles A., Hamburg, p. o. Lakevview, was born in Fitchburg, Mass., February 14, 1861. He is a graduate of the High School and took a mechanical course in Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken, N. Y. He was apprenticed as a tool maker with the Putnam Tool Company and has followed the business with some of the best firms of the country. He was assistant superintendent with Edison's Phonograph Company three years; was two years with the American Graphophone Company as experimenter in their experimental laboratory at Washington, D. C.; was associated with the Columbia Typewriter Company one year; also with the Western Electric Company of New York city one year, and with the Garwin Machine Company of New York city one year as foreman of the tool department. He was assistant superintendent of the Union Twist Drill Company of Boston, Mass., nearly three years, and was associated with the Clark Machine Company of Turner's Falls, Mass., as superintendent two years, and as traveling salesman for two years. In March, 1895, he entered the employ of the Queen City Bicycle Company of Buffalo, N. Y., was foreman of the tool department until they removed to their new factory at Idlewood in the western part of Hamburg, N. Y., and in August of the same year, became assistant superintendent and foreman. In May, 1896, he was promoted to general superintendent. November 11, 1895, he married Bessie B. Harell of Paterson, N. J. He is a member of Mechanics' Lodge, Turner's Fafls, Mass., F. & A. M., and in political choice is a Republican.


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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