Biography of Charles A. Byington
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Charles Abram Byington, a well known capitalist of Utica, is connected with some of the most important knitting concerns in the state of New York. His birth occurred at Tioga, Pennsylvania, on the 20th of January, 1851, his parents being Lester and Cynthia (Shurger) Byington. In 1872, when a young man of twenty one years, he took up his abode in Syracuse, New York, where he became connected with the dry goods house of D. McCarthy Sons & Company. In 1880 he became a member of the firm of Thompson & Byington, a wholesale hat and cap concern of Syracuse, disposing of his interest therein in 1886. In that year he established a knit goods jobbing business, which four years later became the Clinton Knitting Company of Syracuse, with which he was associated until 1896, which year witnessed his arrival in Utica and here he has resided continuously since. He is now active in the management and control of various important concerns. A consolidation was effected between the Richellen Knitting Company, the Kendall Knitting Company, the Camden Knitting Company and the Standard Spinning Company of Oswego and the business is now carried on under the name of the Frisbie & Stanisfield Knitting Company, of which Mr. Byington is secretary. He is also secretary of the Oneida Regal Textile Company, which is a consolidation of the Regal Textile Company, the Stittville Knitting Company and the Oneida Hosiery Company; is president of the Sauquoit Spinning Company; and is a member of the firm doing business under the name of Utica Paper Box Company, composed of George A. Frisbie, Willard J. Frisbie and W. H. Stanisfield. He is also president of the Capron Knitting Company; president of the Hamilton Hosiery Mills; secretary of the Ontario Knitting Company; secretary and manager of the Kendall Knitting Company; and president of the Ontario Button Company of Utica. Mr. Byington is a man of keen discrimination and sound judgment, and his executive ability and excellent management have brought to the concerns with which he is connected a large degree of success.

On the 4th of February, 1880, Mr. Byington was united in marriage to Miss Hattie L. Martin, a daughter of Samuel A. and Emily (Tremaine) Martin, by whom he has two children, namely: Florence M., the wife of Dr. Harland F. Guillaumo, of Utica; and Emily Cynthia Byington.

Mr. Byington belongs to Central City Commandery, No. 25, K. T., of Syracuse, and is likewise a member of the Fort Schuyler Club and the Yahnundahsis Golf Club of Utica. With a nature that could not be content with mediocrity, his laudable ambition has prompted him to put forth uiatiring and practical effort until he has long since left the ranks of the many and stands among the successful few.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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