Wakeman, Edward A., was born in Lockport July 4, 1810. His father, Sillamon Wakeman, came to Lockport from Seneca county. N. Y., in 1809, purchasing a tract of Woodland from the Holland Land Company. He began clearing away the forests and with his wife, Susanna W. Wakeman, were among the pioneers of Niagara county. He died in 1818. Edward A. Wakeman attended the first school established in Lockport in 1818. After his twelfth year he worked on the farm. In 1834 he married Cynthia Howe, who died in 1834, and after her death he married Elizabeth B. Jones. Mr. Wakeman is one of the conservative men of Lockport, where he has spent his life of eighty seven years, engaging in many business enterprises and filling various positions of honor and trust, and has ever reeeived and merited the respect of his associates.
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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