Niagara County

1897 Biography - A. G. Eighme

Eighme, A. G., was born in West Seneca, N. Y., January 5, 1846, a son of George W. and Catherine (Hallifax) Eighme. George W. Eighme was a native of Dutchess county and came to Cambria, about 1852, where he bought 125 acres of land and carried on general farming. He died August 25, 1893, and his widow still survives at the age of seventy-one years. The grandfather, George W. Hallifax, came from Halifax, England (the place being named for the family), and settled on Long Island, where he remained for a time, when he came to Lockport, where he lived until his death. A. G. Eighme was educated at Union School at Lockport, and in 1869 married Sarah C. Folger, and they had two children, Edith G., wife of Edgbert Oliver of Lockport, and Leonard D. in business in Buffalo. Mrs. Eighme died October, 1889, and Mr. Eighme married Hattie, daughter of Horatio and Amanda Sherman. Mr. Eighme remained on the homestead for six years after his marriage, when he bought the old Eighme homestead iu Hamburg, doing general farming and market gardening on seventy-six acres. He sold this farm and bought the homestead of 126 acres in Cambria, where he has since carried on market gardening and fruit growing, having a large fruit orchard of twenty acres of apples, 3,000 pear and 3,000 peach trees and six and a half acres of plums and five acres of grapes. He is one of the largest market gardeners and one of the most extensive celery growers in the county.

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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