Biography of James S. Fife
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Fife, James S., Waddington, was born in Waddington, September 8, 1836. His father, Thomas, was a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, born in 1795 and in 1817 came to Washington county, N. Y. In 1819 he came to Waddington and purchased the farm now owned by James S. Here he lived and died. He married Elsie Short, born in 1800, a native of Northumberlandshire, England, and daughter of James Short who came to Waddington in 1818 and settled on a farm. Mr. Fife and wife had a family of three sons and eight daughters. They were meinhers of the Scotch Presbyterian Church. He was a commissioned officer in the milita. He died February 20, 1883. and his wife in 1880, aged eighty years. James S. was reared on the farm he owns and was educated in the common schools. He married Jane, daughter of Deacon Thomas Rutherford, a son of John Rutherford, To Mr. Fife and wife were born three children: Agnes H., Thonias R., and Ella. Mr. Fife owns 158 acres of land where he resides and eighteen and one half acres in front of Madrid Station House and a farm of 268 acres in Fine, St. Lawrence county. His principal occupation is dairying and he keeps over seventeen cows. Mr. Fife is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Scotch Presbyterian Church.

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