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Pullman Memorial Church

(Albion NY) The history of our church began with the Pullman family who moved to Albion, NY from Chautauqua County, NY in 1845. James Lewis Pullman and Emily Caroline Pullman had ten children of which George M. Pullman (1831-1897) was the third. James Lewis Pullman was a ‘cabinetmaker’ or builder of fine furniture. George worked some in his father’s business, but decided to go to Chicago where he gained a reputation for moving buildings. After saving his money, he bought the patent for a railroad sleeper car design and produced his first car in 1858. From this small beginnings he became an industrial magnate and his name became synonymous with first class railroad travel.