Niagara County

1897 Biography - Austin Skutt

Skutt, Austin, one of the pioneer farmers of Somerset, was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., October 20, 1827, and is a son of Edward and Sally Skutt. He came with his parents to Niagara county in May, 1846, where he has been engaged in farming all of his life. In 1870 he married Emily Walker, and they have one son and daughter, Edward and Minnie. Mr. Skutt has lived to see nearly all the old settlers pass away and to see the rude and humble log cabin of the early settler disappear and in its place the handsome and comfortable farm houses erected. He is an entertaining talker and one of the substantial citizens of Somerset. Edward Skutt, his son, was born April 24, 1871, was married January 7, 1897, to Lenora E. Reid. Minnie was born May 10, 1874, was married February 29, 1892, to John W. Fitzgerald, to whom was born one child, Emily, March 24, 1893.

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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