Biography of Samuel Willyoung
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Samuel Willyoung was a native of Erie county, born March 3, 1848, and was the fifth of seven children born to John and Eva Willyoung. His father was a farmer, a native of Germany, and came to the United States in 1840. Samuel was brought up on the farm, educated in the common schools, and attended three months at the Bryant & Stratton Business College of Buffalo. He went to farming before he was of age, and in 1871 started out as a salesman of the old Cayuga Chief mowing machine. This business he followed until 1880 when he was appointed deputy sheriff of Erie county and served in that capacity for one year. Soon after ward he came to Albion and became connected with the "Curtis Machine Works" in the capacity of superintendent and secretary. These works afterwards became known as the Curtis Manufacturing Co., which, after a life of vicissitudes, ceased doing business and is now owned by Mr. Willyoung and Franklin Clark. In September, 1892, Mr. Willyoung started a hardware and stove store in Albion, of which he is still proprietor. In Erie county our subjcet was a member of old Company H. 198th Regiment, N. G. S. N. Y. He served with this company three years, and although never in service the regiment was held in readiness for any emergency that might arise. The lieutenant colonel of the regiment and also the captain of Company H were brothers in law of Mr. Willyoung. In Erie coupty Samuel Willyoung was married to Matilda Summer, and to them these children were born: Eugene S., in business with his father; Lester E., a prominent veterinary surgeon formerly of Albion, now of Buffalo; C. Alfred, of Albion ; Eva, who died at eleven; Margaret and Thekia.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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