Reed, Albert H., was born in Somerset, Niagara county, N. Y., July 12, 1840, a son of Orson V. and Elizabeth (Breckon) Reed. Orson V. was born in Allegheny county, N. Y., March 14, 1814, and Elizabeth in England February 16, 1816. Orson V. Reed was a carpenter and joiner and died in 1886: his widow died in 1896. Albert H. Reed was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools. At fourteen years of age he began working at the carpenter's trade with his father, which he followed for several years, and then engaged in farming. He moved to Suspension Bridge in 1882, where he was superintendent of the whirlpool for two years, then foreman in the sash and blind factory of C. H. Turner two years, and in 1888 came to Wilson where he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. In politics he is a Republican, and is now treasurer of the village and was town clerk four years. He is a member and past master of Ontario Lodge No. 376, F. & A. M. In 1859 he married Phebe C. Hoag of Niagara county, and they had one daughter, Esther L., who married Walter S. Hill, and has two children, Claud A. and Mabel M. Esther L. Hill died in 1893.
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