Kyte, Francis, was born in the town of Hopewell, N. Y., December 28, 1825, a son of William and Lorinda (Culver) Kyte. William Kyte was born in England and came to America with his parents when he was seven years old, settling in Utica, N. Y. In 1829 William came to Porter and settled on a farm and afterwards moved to Canada, and died while on a visit to Porter. They had a family of seven sons and three daughters. Francis Kyte was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns about 255 acres of land, having about twenty acres laid out in orchards. In 1849 he married Clarinda, daughter of Parker Corwin, and they had seven children: Edna and George (deceased), Sarah E., wife of Glenn Moote; Frances E., wife of Homer L. Simmons; Mary E., wife of Clinton G. Cuddeback; Clara L., at home; and Fred W. Mr. Kyte is a Republican and has been assessor twelve years and is now holding that office.
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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