Biography of William Walter Lewis

Lewis, William Walter, was born in Alexander, N. Y.. August 27. 1844. He is the son of Anson and Mary (Peck) Lewis. An son Lewis was a prominent citizen of Alexander and served several years as supervisor of the town, where his father, James Lewis, had been one of the pioneer settlers. James Lewis died September 2, 1871, and the death of Anson Lewis occurred December 31, 1892. W. W. Lewis was educated in the public schools and in the Genesee and Wyoming Seminary at Alexander. In 1862 he entered the employ of the Erie Railroad. In 1864 he went south in the employ of the United States as military telegraph operator, and after the close of the war he remained in East Tennessee as an operator until 1868. From 1869 to 1882 he was the station agent of the Erie Railroad at Caledonia. In the latter year he came to Batavia to take a similar position, which he still retains. In 1871 he married Jennie Carmichael, and they have one daughter Blanche. the wife of Arthur M. Armstrong, of Buffalo. Mr. Lewis has for many years been one of the directors of the Genesee County Loan and Building Association, in which he takes a great interest. He is a public spirited citizen and is active in school and church matters; in politics he is a a Republican. He served as president of the village of Batavia for the year 1892.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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