Biography of Mrs. W. A. Johnson
Erie County, NY Biographies


Johnson, Mrs. W. A., Collins.-Hon. W. A. Johnson was born in Collins, May 26, 1834, and educated in the common schools. He was twice elected supervisor, in 1876 and 1878, and was twice elected to the Assembly, in 1875 and 1879. He was one of the largest cheese manufacturers in Erie county, being at the time of his death sole and part owner of fifty-nine factories. In 1880 he erected the cheese store house at Collins Station, which is the largest building of the kind in Erie county. In 1862 he married Lucinda, daughter of Rev. John Potter, and they had five children: John A., Curtis A., Elton E., Grace E. and Edith A., of whom Elton E. and Grace are now living. Mr. Johnson died July 19, 1881, and his widow continued in operation twenty-five cheese factories.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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