NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Edward Ling was born in Brighton, England, in 1801. He married in England, Elizabeth Elfick, born in Yorkshire, England in 1791. They came to Amrica in 1853, and the wife died here in 1867. He afterward returned to his native land, where he spent the last years of his life. They had twelve sons and three daughters, all of whom grew to maturity.
(II) Walter A., son of Edward Ling, was born in Brighton, England, Dec. 7, 1841. He attended the schools in his native town until he was twelve years old, when he came to this country with his parents. Two years later he returned to England with his father and a few months later returned to this country. He was apprenticed to Robert Bell, of Rochester, N.Y., manufacturer of locomotives, for three years, and learned the trade of machinit and blacksmith. He worked as journeyman at his trade for the next thirteen years.
He came to Lowvile, N.Y. in 1865, and engaged in farming, an occupation that he followed the rest of his active life with much success. He retired in 1906 to enjoy a well-earned time of rest and leisure, moving to a cosy little home in the village of Glendale, and leasing his farm to a tenant.
He married, Nov. 11, 1868, Helen Elizabeth Rice, born at Lowville, Nov. 14, 1849, daughter of Charles S. and Elizabeth (Loucks) Rice.
1. Elizabeth M., born Jan. 25, 1871; married Eugene Barker, June 28, 1893, and resides at Castorland, N.Y.; children: Walter J. Barker, born June 18, 1894; Bertha Barker, Oct. 23, 1899; Foster J. Barker, Oct. 22, 1902; Amy Barker, Sept. 6, 1904; Nettie Barker, March 24, 1907.
2. Nettie B., born Sept. 24, 1874; married Jan. 9, 1895, Alfred H. Stiles; children: Alfred H., born April 24, 1901; Jared W., Feb. 23, 1907.
3. Edward Charles, born Dec. 28, 1882; married, Nov. 18, 1903, Maud Tiffany.
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