Edmund W. Smith, of Manchester, one of the practical, progressive and enterprising agriculturists of the section in which he resides, is a representative of a family that has been noted for their patriotism and love of country, members thereof having participated in the revolutionary war and the war of 1812.
Edmund W. Smith was born in Manchester, New York, May 4, 1866. He received a liberal education in the schools of his native town, and this was supplemented by attendance at the Canandaigua Academy. Shortly after completing his studies, he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, in which he has since engaged, achieving a large degree of success, owing to his advanced methods, and his land and buildings all bespeak excellent management and care. He gives his political allegiance to the candidates of the Republican party, and has served in the capacity of clerk of school district, supervisor and other offices. Mr. Smith married Catherine Absensheme and they are the parents of one son.