This should be Silas B Cutler - not Cutter. He is Silas Borman Cutler born Vermont. See the biography of his son. Union Historical Company, St. Joseph, Missouri, The History of Buchanan County, Missouri: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Buchanan County in the late war, general and local statisics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Buchanan County, etc., etc, Illustrated (St. Joseph, Missouri, St. Joseph Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., 1881), 719, 720. Page 719 E. L. Cutler & Bro., dealers in staple and fancy groceries. This reliable house was established in the spring of 1881. Mr. E. L. Cutler, the senior member of the firm, was born in Delaware, now a portion of Morrow County, Ohio, October 8, 1842, and when twelve years of age migrated to Michigan, his father, S.B., locating with his family in Hillsdale County. There he engaged in farming, and the subject of the sketch made it his home until 1862, when he tendered his services to the Union cause, enlisting in Company F, Eighteenth Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Was in the Athens engagement, and other notable engagements of the war; was honorably discharged after serving three years and two months. In 1866, the family removed to Atchison County, Kansas, where the father, Mr. S.B. Cutler, resided until 1878, when he took up his abode in St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1870, E. L. engaged in the manufacture of brick, at Troy, Kansas, continuing until 1873, when he became an officer in the penitentiary at Leavenworth, in which capacity he acted seven years, and during three years he was yard master. He married, in 1866, Miss Mary Putnam, of Hillsdale County, Michigan. They have three children: Jennie M., Cora E. and Mabel May. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. Mr. C. W. Cutler, the junior member of the firm, was born in Morrow County, Ohio, February 18, 1854, and when quite young, removed to Hillsdale County, Michigan, with his parents, residing there until 1866. Then the Page 720 family migrated to Atchison County, Kansas, where our subject was raised to manhood, and educated. His early days were spent in tilling the soil. In 1874, Mr. Cutler received the appointment in the penitentiary, at Leavenworth, as an officer, the duties of which he discharged until embarking in mercantile pursuits, in St. Joseph. He is a member of the I.O.O.F.