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Edmund Silver, a thriving farmer of Boscawen, N.H., was born in Bow, this State, September 10, 1834. His parents, Edmund and Sallie (Dow) Silver, who resided in Bow for the greater part of their lives, died when their son Edmund was quite young. They had nine children-Lewis, Laura, Cyrene, Leonard, Gideon, Sullivan, Daniel, Edmund, and George. Lewis died in March, 1897. Daniel is engaged in farming in Salisbury, N.H. George is in Penacook; and the others, except Edmund, the subject of our sketch, are deceased.

Edmund Silver received his education in the district schools, remaining at home with his parents until he was seven years of age. He then went to Ware, Mass., where he was employed on a farm; and he was similarly engaged in other towns for a few years, returning subsequently to Bow. At the age of twenty he went to Canterbury, remaining there three and a half years. He then spent three years in Warner, N.H., afterward removing to Webster, in which place he was engaged in farming for about thirty-five years. Subsequently, coming to Boscawen, he purchased his present farm, then known as the Ferrin farm. It contains about sixty-five acres, most of which is under cultivation. Besides general farming he carries on a milk business. He also owns the farm at Webster where he formerly lived, which contains forty-five acres.

On November 2, 1858, Mr. Silver married Lydia Ann Kimball, of Albany, N.Y., who was born March 9, 1834, a daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Hubbard) Kimball. Her father was a native of Hopkinton, and her mother of Wilmot, N.H. The former was employed in Wilmot, where he worked at farming. He subsequently went to New York City, where he worked in a livery stable, residing there until his death. His wife also died there. Mr. and Mrs. Silver have three children, as follows: Henry Albert, Luella Grace, and Frederick E. Henry died July 20, 1878, at the age of seventeen years. The other two remain at home with their parents. Mrs. Silver is well known for her fine buttermaking. Webster. Mr. Silver is a Republican in his politics. He was formerly Highway Surveyor in Webster. A self-made man, he has won success by hard work, and is well known and highly regarded throughout the county.

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