Henry Godfrey Skinner, father of Dr. Skinner, was born at Prattsburg. Steuben county, New York, November 19. 1822. He was president and member of the Board of Education of the village of Prattsburg for more than twenty years. His active life was one of success. attributable to those sterling qualities which he possessed-sound judgment, quick perception, activity and integrity. He married Marv Jane Waddell, born February 13, 1829, daughter of Samuel and Marv Wilson (McNella) Waddell. Children: Holly James, Henry Godfrey Jr., William Waddell, Maria Isabel, Margaret.