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Erastus Cole Knight

Erastus Cole Knight, American ex-mayor. member Knight, Lennox & Company, 1880; Served as private 74th Regiment, New York State Militia, participating in the defense of property at Hornellsville, New York, during railroad strike, 1877. Supervisor City of Buffalo, 1890-1894.

Background

  • Knight, Erastus Cole was born on March 1, 1857 in Buffalo, N. Y., United States. Son of Theodore Columbus and Sarah Minerva (Cole) Knight.

  • Education

    • Graduate Buffalo Public school and business college.

    Career

    • Traveling salesman until 1880. In wholesale commission business. Senior member Knight, Lennox & Company, 1880.

      In real estate business, 1887, also builder in firm of Jenkins & Knight, 1892. President E. C. & G. L. Knight, dealers in coal, since March 1, 1903.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Knight, Lennox & Company, 1880. Served as private 74th Regiment, New York State Militia, participating in the defense of property at Hornellsville, New York, during railroad strike, 1877. Supervisor City of Buffalo, 1890-1894.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Elizabeth Cowles, May 14, 1881.
    • father: Theodore Columbus Knight
    • mother: Sarah Minerva (Cole) Knight
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth Cowles
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    Born March 1, 1857
    Died September 3, 1923
    (aged 66)
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