Biography of Norman L. Wilson
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Wilson, Norman L., born in Granby, Oswego county, in 1820, and was the son of William, a native of England, born in 1797, whose father was William of England, who came to Granby in 1810 and settled on what is now the Aaron Stranahan farm. The father of our subject was drafted in the war of 1812, was a farmer in Granby for many years, and removed to Allegany county where he and his wife died in 1875 and 1889 respectively. Subject learned the trade of cloth dresser when seventeen. In 1853 he moved from Oswego to Fulton, where he followed carding and cloth manufacturing. Since 1859 he has lived in Hastings, where he has devoted his time to his trade. In 1864 he purchased his farm where he now lives. He was notary public ten years, also inspector and collector. In 1845 he married Elsie, daughter of Elder William Lake, and their children are Mrs. Sarah Dawley, Marcus, William L., Edward, Frank and Mrs. Hattie Rill. Mr. Wilson is a member of Hastings Grange, of which he is chaplain. His wife died in 1882. He is the oldest man now living who was born in Granby.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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