Biography of George H. Wilson


Wilson, George H., Buffalo, is well known to the entire community, having been for many years foreman of the machine shop for the old Shepard Iron Works, now the King Iron Works, of which H. G. Trout is proprietor. Mr. Wilson was born in Niagara county, N. Y., September 11, 1843, and is a son of Thomas and Margaret (Hammond) Wilson. who came from England in 1823 and settled in the county of Niagara. He obtained an excellent education in the public schools of Medina, N. Y., and in 1859 came to Buffalo and entered the employ of the Shepard Iron Works, where he has remained nearly forty years. He has honestly earned the consideration in which he is held in- the community, and the reputation he has established for integrity is ackowledged by all, especially by the engineers upon the great lakes. He was married April 16, 1878, to Helen C., daughter of William W. Smith, well known as a builder of the old Erie canal passenger packets. They have three children: George W., Margaret A. and Joseph H.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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