(VII) Fred W., son of Eber A. Knowles, was born at Hopewell, Ontario county, November 1, 1858. After receiving his education in the common schools he engaged in farming to which he had been accustomed from early boyhood, and he has always continued in this occupation. His farm gives evidence in the substantial buildings and well-kept fields of his industry and prosperity. Not only progressive and ready to adopt new methods, but painstaking and thorough in his work, he has fairly won the success he has achieved in life. His private life, his kindly, cheerful, generous disposition and high standards of honor and integrity have won for him the respect and esteem of all his neighbors. He is a member of the Manchester Baptist Church. In politics he is a Republican and he has served the town four years as justice of the peace, and is now (1910) serving a second term of four years.
He married, at Farmington, Ontario county, December 29, 1881, Cora A., daughter of William and Ann (Allen) Randall. Children: 1. Mary B., born October 2, 1882, married, June 12, 1907, Homer Whitaker. of South Solon, Ohio; she was a graduate of the Shortsville high school and a student at the Oswego State Normal School. 2. William Eber, February 7, 1886, married, September 6, 1910, Elizabeth Wormstead, of Seneca Falls, New York; he was graduated from the Rochester Business College in the class of 1907 and is now (1910) employed in the office of the Gould Manufacturing Company of Seneca Falls. 3. Frank Lester, born January 14, 1899, student in the public schools.