Biography of George R. Williams
Erie County, NY Biographies


Williams, George R., Buffalo. - Among the many prominent produce commission merchants in his section of Buffalo, none is more conspicuous than George R. Williams. He was born at Freedom, N. Y., May 7, 1857. He attended the district schools, the Arcade Academy, and the Tenbrook Free Academy, and was graduated from the latter in the class of '75. In 1878 he removed to Buffalo and entered the employ of the L. S. & M. S. Railroad as a messenger boy, having been promoted from time to time until, at the end of thirteen years, he occupied the responsible position of foreman of the live stock department. In 1891 he severed his connection with this company and entered into the produce commission business in company with Mr. Mackey. under the style of Mackey & Williams. The first year's business amounted to $50,000, and it has increased until now they do an annual business of $300,000. Mr. Williams is recognized as a solid and well balanced business man, and enjoys the respect of his fellow men, both in a business and social point of view.

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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