(III) John W., son of John A. Lauder, was born on the old homestead at Victor, November 24, 1858. He attended the public schools of his native town, and the Lima Seminary, in which he took a commercial course. Beginning life as a farmer he has followed it with uniform success to the present time, succeeding to the homestead, which comprises one hundred and fifty acres of land. The farm is valuable and is cherished by its owner, not only for its present value and productiveness, but for its associations. About twenty-five acres of his farm are devoted to raising apples and his orchard is one of the best in the county. He has an evaporator, with which he prepares not only the fruit of his own raising for the market, but he has built up an extensive business in this line in evaporating apples for the farmers of this section. In politics he is a Republican and he has always taken a keen interest and an active part in public affairs in the town and county. At various times he has served the town for five years as assessor and in other offices of trust and honor. In 1909 he was elected supervisor of the town of Victor and he is at present a member of the board of equalization of taxes, the most important committee of the board of supervisors of the county, and also a member of the insurance committee and of the committee on county treasurer. The family are prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
He married, December 20, 1883, Cora C. Marquis, born at Farmington, New York, February 24, 1862, daughter of Charles and Eliza Marquis, of Farmington. Her father is also a farmer. Children: 1. Pearl A., born January 2, 1886, now (1910) a school teacher at Greeley, Colorado. 2. Ruth E., born June 1, 1888, graduate of the domestic science department of the Mechanics Institute of Rochester, New York. 3. C. Maud, born October 28, 1889, a student in the State Normal School at Greeley, Colorado. 4. Erma F., born May 8, 1891. 5. J. Adair, born November 22, 1892. 6. Lou C., born October 16, 1893. 7. Agnes M., born November 25, 1894. 8. Carl M., born January 16, 1897, died November, 1898. 9. Elsie R., born October 10, 1898. 10. Mildred Z., born September 23, 1899