Biography of Horace Waldo
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Waldo, Horace, was born in Oneida county November 20, 1832, the fifth of a family of six children born to Thomas and Esther (Beckwith) Waldo, natives of Oneida county, and the grandparents on both sides were among the first settlers. The father of Thomas Waldo was a captain in the French and Indian war. The father of Esther Beckwith was Lemuel Beckwith, who with three brothers came to Oneida in a very early day. Mr. Waldo died in June, 1836, and his wife September 6, 1880, aged eighty three years. Horace was educated in the Western University, followed farming until he came to Ontario in 1871, and was foreman in the Wayne County Mining Company eleven years, since which time he has been farming, owns thirty acres of land, also property in Webster. Mr. Waldo has always been a Democrat, and has been justice of the peace five years, and has been excise commissioner three terms. Mr. Waldo married in 1876 Saflie H., widow of Richard Richmond, and daughter of Horace Hill. Horace Hill was born in Macedon in 1799, and was a farmer and miller, and he and Ira Hill built the Hill grist mill, now owned by Mr. Durfee. He was twice married, first Sallie Beach, and had four children. His second wife was Clarissa Kingman, whom he married June 14, 1825, by whom he had three children, two daughters are living. Mr. Hill was a Whig and Republican, and was highway commissioner and assessor. He settled in Ontario in 1827, coming from Macedon. He first settled on the Hodge farm and then on the Whitney farm. He came on the farm where Mr. Waldo now resides in 1854, and died here March 10, 1883, and his wife died August 25, 1873, aged seventy one years. Mr. Waldo and wife are members of the Baptist Church, of which Mr. Waldo has been deacon nine years. He had two children by his first wife, Louisa and Marie Robinson. The only child by the second wife now living is Susan A. Mason of Albion.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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