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William George Fargo Sr. (1818-1881)

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William George Fargo was born 20 May 1818 in Pompey, New York, United States to William Congdell Fargo (1791-1878) and Stacy Strong (1799-1869) and died 3 August 1881 in Buffalo, New York, United States of unspecified causes. He married Anna Hurd Williams (1821-1890) January 1840 . Ancestors are from the United States.


Career

  • ???? - Grocery Store Clerk
  • 1841 - Freight Agent for Auburn & Syracuse Railway Comp.
  • 1842 - Express Messenger for Auburn & Syracuse Railway Comp.
  • 1843 - Resident Agent at Buffalo for Auburn & Syracuse Railway Comp.
  • 1844 - Co-Organized Wells & Co.
  • 1850 - Co-founded the American Express Company
  • 1851 - Organized Wells, Fargo & Co.
  • 1862-1866 - Mayor of Buffalo
  • 1868-1881 - President of the American Express Company




Children


Offspring of William George Fargo and Anna Hurd Williams (1821-1890)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Georgia Fargo (1841-1892)
Alma Cornelia Fargo (1842-1842)
Sarah Irene Fargo (1843-1854)
William George Fargo (1845-1872)
Hannah Sophia Fargo (1847-1851)
Mary Louise Fargo (1851-1852)
Helen Lacy Fargo (1857-1886)
Edwin Morgan Fargo (1861-1865)






Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General



Contributors

  Elrondlair


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