Niagara County

1897 Biography - Edgar E. Kenyon

Kenyon, Edgar E., Somerset, one of the enterprising young farmers of Somerset, was born in Galesburg, Kalamazoo county, Mich., July 17, 1858, and is a son of Jonathan and Melissa (Thayer) Kenyon. He came with his parents to Somerset when seven years of age, where he attended school and at Yates Academy, Orleans county, after which he assisted his father on the farm until he went to work for himself. November l6, 1881, he married Miss Abbey, daughter of Alvin and Ester (Humphrey) Abbey, and they have five children: Roy Alvin, horn January 6, 1885; E. Abbey, born May 13, 1886; Howard E., born September 5, 1887; Carleton S., born May 26, 1892; and Guy, born April 5, 1894. Mr. Kenyon has been school trustee for a number of years. He is a prosperous farmer, devoting his attention to fruit growing and grain raising.

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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