Biography of John C. White


White, John C., Buffalo, is a son of the late John White. one of the oldest and most prominent business men of Buffalo, who was born in Scarborough, England, in the year 1814. At the age of seventeen he came to America, first settling in Toronto, Canada, and thence removing to Geneva, N. Y. In 1849 he joined the stream of gold hunters for California, but a few years later returned to Geneva, where be identified himself with large milling interests. He then came to Buffalo and associated himself with Thomas Clark and was for many years an extensive distiller. He and Mr. Clark built the Niagara Elevator, then the largest elevator in the world. In 1873 he severed his connection with Mr. Clark and formed a partnership with his son, John C. White, and John W. Crafts, under the firm name of White & Crafts, for the conduct of the malting business. At his death in 1892 his son succeeded to his interests and in 1895 purchased the interests of Mr. Crafts. John C. White was born in Buffa'o October 8, 1856; he was educated in the public schools and is a graduate from Williams Academy: he became a partner in the business of which he is now proprietor at the age of eighteen years. By perseverance and attention to business he has more than tripled the output. He is a 32d degree Mason, holding membership in the Lodge of Ancient Landmarks No. 441. In October, 1876, he married Anna M., daughter of the late Edson F. Emery of Buffalo; they have one son, John Emery White. The Lake View Malt House, of which Mr. White is proprietor, is a combination of the old and new system of malting: the main building fronts 126 feet on Lake View avenue, and 265 feet on Jersey street, and is one of the best equipped plants there is in the country.

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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