Biographical Sketch of Edward Wiser McKelvie

Edward Wiser McKelvie, son of William G. and Lydia (Jackson) McKelvie (q. v.), was born in Geneva, October 16, 1870. He was graduated from the Geneva high school and for the past twenty years has been engaged in general farming and fruit growing. He owns fiftyfour acres of well improved land, nine acres of which are devoted to the raising of fruit, and he manages his property with such care and foresight as to secure the best possible returns for his investment. He is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, having served one term as steward of the local grange, and he attends the First Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Republican.

Mr. McKelvie married, November 9, 1892, Miss Emma McIntire; their children are: Minnie Anna, born June 4, 1893. Harold Edward, February 2, 1902. Mary Isabelle, born 1910.

Mrs. Emma (McIntire) McKelvie was born in Geneva, October 4, 1874, and belongs to a prominent family of that city which settled there early in the last century. Her father Charles McIntire, who was born in Geneva, June 19, 1850, now (1910) owns and occupies the family homestead, comprising one hundred acres of land, and is a prosperous farmer. In politics he acts with the Republican party, and has served with ability as highway commissioner. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

He married Katherine Ann Fish. born at Halls Corners, New York. September 2, 1852, died June 6, 1903. She was a daughter of John and Jane (Brown) Fish, of Halls Corners, staunch Presbyterian people, and her father was an able farmer, owning one hundred acres of land. The children of Charles and Katherine (Fish) McIntire are: 1. Emma, who is now (1910) Mrs. McKelvie. 2. Jane Isabelle. born February 2. 1887; married, June 1, 1905, Ewin Collister, attorney for the Erie Railroad. 3. John Scott, born August 9, 1889.

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