Edward Thatcher, son of Ceylon and Emma (Thatcher) Sheffer, was born at Shortsville. Ontario county. New York. December 24, 1870. He received his education in the public school of the village, and upon the completion of his studies pursued a course in a business college in Rochester, New York. For the following six years he served in the capacity of bookkeeper and cashier of the Metropolitan Storage and Transfer Company of Rochester. He then returned to his native town and accepted a similar position with the Shortsville Wheel Company, in which he is serving at the present time (1911), discharging his duties to the satisfaction of all concerned. Mr. Sheffer is a great lover of music and possesses a fine voice for solo work, and at present is filling an engagement in the choir of St. John’s Church of Shortsville. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a Republican in politics. In all matters pertaining to the welfare of the place of his birth, Mr. Sheffer takes an active interest, and he is highly regarded in the community. He married, October 17, 1892, Florence M. Mills, of Lindsay, Province of Ontario, Canada, daughter of Ansel and Ursula (Daggs) Mills. One child, Earle C., born May 18, 1894, now (1910) attending high school.