Robinson Pitts Underwood Wilber

Robinson Pitts Underwood Wilber

Death 21 May 1854 (aged 42)
New York, USA
Burial Delanson, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 1d - lot 46
Memorial ID 20777523 · View Source
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Robinson P.U. Wilber was a man of industry and originality; a man of enterprise and perseverance; a man of great public spirit, and an almost unconquerable desire to do something which would benefit the community in which he lived. He was the originator of the business which made Quaker Street so well know in the 1850's and an early and liberal employer of skilled labor. During his busy life, it is doubtful if there was one good public interest that did not receive his moral support, his kindly encouragement and his financial aid. A more public spirited man never lived in Duanesburg.

R.P.U. Wilber began making shoes for the retail trade in 1845. His store was located where Wolfe's market is currently located. Three years later he began manufacturing for wholesale orders, employing about twelve men, and continuing till 1854 when he died. While on his death bed, the sale of the enterprise to his two brothers, Edwin G and W.K. Wilber was arranged and consummated.

Source: History of the County of Schenectady, N.Y., from 1662 to 1886 By George Rogers Howell, John H. Munsell

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