Dutton, E. M., was born in the town of Hartland, October 16, 1857, a son of William and Cynthia Dutton. William Dutton was born near Rochester, N. Y., in 1814 and came to Niagara county when a young man, locating in Lockport, where he married Cynthia Richardson, daughter of Ephraim and Amy Richardson, then moved to Pendleton, where he lived several years, he then moved to Hartland and died in 1894 Mrs. Cynthia Dutton was born in Lockport, N.Y., in 1821, and died in 1883. E. M. Dutton engaged in farming until twenty-three years of age when he engaged in the mercantile business with his sister, Mrs. Mason, under the firm name of E. M. Dutton & Co. In February, 1885, was married to Miss Carrie Shaw, daughter of Walter and Lydia Shaw, of Newfane, and they have one daughter, Mabel, aged eleven years. E. M. Dutton was appointed postmaster at Newfane in 1889, under Republican administration and held the office the full term of four years and five months until his successor was appointed, by the Democratic party. Mr. Dutton was elected clerk of Newfane in 1895 by the Republican party. His mother's father, Ephraim Richardson, cleared up the county farm and was a carpenter by trade. He was killed while working on the old Spaulding mill at Lockport, by a premature blast.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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