Biography of Oel S. Kidder

Kidder, Oel S., p. o. Alexander, N. Y., is a member of one of the oldest and most respected pioneer families in Genesee county. John Kidder, grandfather of Oel S., came to Alexander in 1806 and settled on the farm now occupied by Oel S. He cleared the land with the help of his sons, Alvin, Earl, Hosea and Sidney; Earl resided on the farm until his death in 1871. Oel S., son of Earl and Synthia (Rix) Kidder, was born on the old homestead, May 22, 1836. He was reared on the farm and received his education in the common schools of his native town. On December 26, 1860, he married Josephine, daughter of Norman F. and Deborah (Poole) Perry; they have three sons: Albert D., Earl and Perry H. Mr. Kidder held the office of supervisor for the years 1886 and 1887, and has been excise commissioner and trustee of the Alexander Union School. The family are staunch Democrats.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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