Biography of Edwin Bliss
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bliss, Edwin, was born in Springfield, Mass., July 13, 1819, and is a son of William C. Bliss, whose father, Moses Bliss, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. William C., with his family consisting of ten sons and two daughters, removed to Orleans county in 1835, and settled in Kendall, purchasing lands and engaging in farming. Edwin Bliss became a carpenter and builder, and in connection with farming was thus engaged until 1867, when he removed from Kendall to Holley and became associated with Luther Gordon in the building and lumber business. For many years he was the principal builder in the village, and in 1879 built the brick block opposite the Downs Hotel, which he still owns. In politics he is a Democrat, was supervisor of Murray for three years, and has been trustee of the village several years. He is president of the Cemetery Association, was one of the organizers of the Holley Electric Light Co., and is its president. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, and is senior warden. In 1890, owing to ill health, he retired from business. In 1848 married Mary A. Seymour, and they have two children: Ella S., wife of Captain George W. Ruggles of Charlotte; and H. Dwight Bliss, M. D., of Brooklyn.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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