Biography of Edgar M. Birdsall


Birdsall, Edgar M., Buffalo, was born in the town of Ledyard, Cayuga county, N. Y., June 27, 1837, and in 1844 removed with his parents to the village of Genoa, in the same county, where his father engaged in the foundry and machine business with Abram W. Stevens as an associate, continuing the copartnership until 1860. During that period young Birdsall received his education and also practical experience as a mechanical engineer in the firm's establishment. After dissolving the copartnership with Mr. Stevens Mr. Birdsall, sr., removed the business to Penn Van, Yates county, N. Y., where Edgar M. was his associate and partner for a few years, when he sold his interest, and the business was continued by the son and others under the firm name of E. M. Birdsall & Co., until 1881; it was then removed to Auburn, N. Y., and incorporated as the E. M. Birdsall Company. Mr. Birdsall was president of this corporation until 1887, when he voluntarily withdrew and severed all relations with the concern. In 1888 he removed to Buffalo, where he has since resided, being engaged in business as a mechanical engineer and manufacturers' agent. February 13, 1862, he married Mary, daughter of Alexander Bothwell, of Genoa, N. Y.

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