Biography of William T. Mylcrane

Mylcrane, William T., was brn in Syracuse, N. Y., November 10, 1853. He is a son of William Mylcrane, who was a native of the Isle of Man and emigrated to this country in 1845. settling in Syracuse, where he was a prosperous contractor and builder. William T. Mylcrane received his education in the district and high schools of Syracuse, and after graduating from the latter accepted a position at the head of the bookkeeping department of the large dry goods house of D. McCarthy & Co. Resigning that position he became connected with the Cape Cod Coarse Salt Company, of which he was made manager. Under his administration this company prospered and Mr. Mylcrane remained with it seven years, becoming in the meantime owner of part of a large solar salt field. At the close of this period he became associated with the Baker Gun and Forging Company of Syracuse, makers of a superior line of shotguns. Mr. Mylcrane was made secretary and treasurer of this company in 1888, and owing partly to his influence the works were removed to Batavia. He followed in 1889 and since that time has been prominent in the direction of the company. In 1898 he was elected president and holds that responsible position at the present time. The company turn out some of the finest guns made in this country, and under Mr. Mylcrane's sagacious management the business is prosperous. Mr. Mylcrane was married in 1876 to Sarah B. Miller. He is high in Masonry and has held the office of master of Batavia Lodge No. 475, and of commander of Batavia Commandery No. 34, K. T. He has been a member of the Board of Trade since its organization.

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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