Biography of William Hewson Jr.


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WILLIAM HEWSON, Sr., farmer, P. O. Orland, was born in Lincnlnshire, England, in 1824, son of William and Eleanor Hewson. Coming to Cook County in 1851, he located on the farm where he now resides, which consists of 255 acres. He was married in 1846 to Miss Susanna Murfitt, daughter of Robert and Susanna Murfitt. They have ten children; William, Frederick, Susanna R., Eleanor, Robert M., Thomas J., Elizabeth E., Matilda, Charles W. and Rosella. They have twenty-five grandchildren. Mrs. Hewson was born in Stretham, county of Cambridge, England, in 1827. Her father died in 1873, at the age of seventy five, her mother in 1877 at eighty three years. Mr. Hewson's father died in 1866, at the age of seventy three, his mother in 1858 at seventy years. He has been school director for ten years, and Road Overseer for a number of years.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.