Niagara County

1897 Biography - E. Holden Forsyth

Forsyth, E. Holden, was born at Warren's Corners, December 28, 1829. His father, Edmund Forsyth, was born in Genesee county, July 15, 1803, and came to Warren's Corners with his parents, John and Mary (Ganson) Forsyth, in the spring of 1805. John Forsyth died in 1812, and his widow married Ezra Warren, after whom Warren's Corners were named. Edmund Forsyth was educated in the common schools and through life was identified as a farmer, serving as road commissioner, town clerk, and took an active interest in educational and religious institutions, and ever advanced the best interests of the town and townspeople, Of him it can well be said "an honest man is the noblest work of God." He died in 1877 in his seventy-fifth year. E. Holden Forsyth was educated at Warren's Corners and Wilson, and has always been a farmer. In 1852 he married Harriet, daughter of Jacob Lafler, and they have three children: Arthur E., Mrs. Thomas Hoag and Mrs. Albert E. Taylor. Mr. Forsyth is one of the conservative men of his town, serving as road commissioner three years and trustee and steward of the M. E. church. He is recognized as a man of sterling integrity, who has ever received and merited the respect of his associates.

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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