Halsted, Irving, was born in the town of Stockbridge, Wis., April 28, 1852, a son of Joseph and Clara Halsted. His father was born in the town of Newfane, and his grandfather, Benjamin Halsted, was one of the very first settlers who came into the town, locating in Olcott before the war of 1812. During that time they were driven out by the British and their home burned, and they returned to Seneca county, from which they came, where they remained one winter and returned to Olcott in the spring, where they remained until they died. His father was born in Olcott and when old enough engaged in farming and the nursery business. He was in Wisconsin six or eight years, and while there was elected county clerk, serving the people with honor and credit. He was married in 1850 and had two children, the subject and Oliver W., born in 1857. Irving Halsted received his early education in the district schools and finished at Lockport Union School, after which he made a study of music and is well posted in the same. He married Emma F. Beebe (born December 16, 1851), June 3, 1874. Mr. Halsted is a member of Senach Wine Lodge No. 147, I. O. O. F.. Tiskilwa, Ill., and is a past grand. He has retired from active life.
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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