Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Barry, William Crawford–(1847-1916)–Rochester, New York–son of Patrick Barry who joined his father in the nursery business and in 1868 became a junior partner.   In 1881 he was elected president of the American Nurserymen’s Association.  He was the first president of the American Rose Society and was president of the Eastern Nurserymen’s Association.  After 1890 he served for many years as president of the Western New York Horticultural Society.  After his father’s death in 1890, he became a full partner and president of both the nursery and real estate companies that were incorporated in 1900.