Charles Huntley
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Charles Russell Huntley (1853 - 1926)

Charles Russell Huntley
Born in West Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 12 Jun 1878 in Grace Episcopal Church, Buffalo, Erie, New Yorkmap
Died in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United Statesmap
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"Charles Russell Huntley was born in West Winfield, Herkimer County, N. Y., October 12th, 1854. Until fifteen years old he attended public schools. He assisted his father in business until twenty years of age. He then entered the employment of the Remington Arms Company of Ilion, N. Y., for three years, when he entered the employ of the Standard Oil Company, at Bradford, Pa., afterward becoming the company's agent in that city, until 1883, when he resigned and went into the brokerage business in Bradford, remaining there till 1888. In that year he came to Buffalo as Secretary and General Manager of the Brush Electric Light Company, which positions he held until 1903, when the Brush and other companies were merged into the Buffalo General Electric Company, of which Mr. Huntley became Vice-President, and General Manager, and later President and General Manager, offices which he now holds. He is also Vice-President and General Manager of the Cataract Power and Conduit Company; President of the Cataract Electric Supply Company, and President of the Niagara Tachometer Company and of the Ramapo Iron Works. He is a Director of the Western New York Water Company and of the International Acheson Graphite Company; Treasurer of the Niagara Falls Electric Light & Power Company, and a Director of the George Urban Milling Company. He is Vice-President of the People's Bank, a Director of the German-American Bank, and is interested in the Mexico & Orient Railroad. In politics Mr. Huntley was formerly a Democrat, but in 1896, when the Democratic party advocated the free coinage of silver, he became a Republican. While in Bradford, Mr. Huntley served one term as Select Councilman. He was twice elected a member of the Bradford Board of School Control, serving two years. He was appointed Park Commissioner of Buffalo by Mayor Jewett, serving three years. When the late John M. Brinker first projected the PanAmerican Exposition, Mr. Huntley was made one of the original Board of Directors and later served as a Director and a member of the Executive Committee. In 1905 he was Commissioner of the State of New York to the Lewis & Clark Exposition at Poi'tland, Oregon. In 1890 Mr. Huntley was elected President of the National Electric Light Association, a body composed of 800 members and representing vast electrical interests throughout the United States. A sequel to this event was the assembling of the Association's Annual Convention in Buffalo in 1892. Mr. Huntley is a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and frequently contributes to electrical Journals. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and belongs to the Buffalo, Ellicott and Country clubs, in all of which he has served as Director. He is also connected with the Republican Club of New York City. He is a 32d degree Mason, and a member of Ancient Landmarks Lodge. In religion he is of the Episcopal faith, and attends the Church of the Ascension.

In June, 1878, Mr. Huntley married Miss Ida Richardson, a daughter of William and Ann (O'Day) Richardson. The children of this union are : William Russell, now Assistant General Manager of the Buffalo General Electric Company; Walter Wood, who is engaged in the electrical business in Buffalo; Mary, now Mrs. Robert W. Chapin, and Robert Richardson."

He died in 1926.[1]


  1. "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956", database, FamilySearch ( : 19 October 2019), Charles Huntley, 1926.


  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 June 2017), Chls R Huntley, Election District 2 Buffalo city Ward 24, Erie, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 202, sheet 4B, family 78, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,031.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 June 2017), Charles R Huntley, Buffalo Ward 21, Erie, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 204, sheet 17A, family 318, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 947; FHL microfilm 1,374,960.

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