Biography of Charles W. Winshear
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Winspear, Charles W., was born in Elma. Erie county, July 6, 1856, was educated in the public schools and reared on a farm. January 1, 1877, he was appointed clerk in the Erie County Alms House and Insane Asylum, and at the expiration of a year was promoted to the position of deputy keeper, which office he held sixteen years. during ten of which he was a special agent for the State Board of Charities, In 1893 he resigned these positions to accept the superintendency of the New York State Custodial Asylum for Feeble Minded Women, at Newark. In po]itics he is a Democrat, and is a member of Washington Lodge, No. 240, of Buffalo. F. and A. M., and is also a member of the Acacia Club (Masonic), and the Audubon Shooting Club, of Buffalo. His wife, Gertrude E., is a native of Lancaster, Erie county, where she had a large experience in teaching. She has the distinction of having passed with the highest percentage over all contestants in the examination in the higher grammar grades in the public schools of Buffalo.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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