Biography of William F. Wilson

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Wilson, William F., Buffalo, was born January 11, 1845, in Chicago, Ill., where he received a public school education. For two years he was assistant bookkeeper in a wholesale drug house in his native city, and for a short time held a position with the C., B. & Q. Railroad. He was afterwards cashier of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company for seven years, chief clerk of the Erie and North Shore Line in Chicago and Detroit for six years, an agent for other fast freight lines in St. Paul for thirteen years (1879-92). In 1892 he removed to Buffalo as general manager of the West Shore Fast Freight Line, which position he now holds. Mr. Wilson was married May 21, 1872, to Ida A., daughter of J. S. Davis, of Rochester, N. Y., and they have three children: Ida M. (Mrs. M. J. Pike), of New York city, Frank D. and Roy O.


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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