Biography of William G. Willard
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Willard, William G., was born in Ontario, December 23, 1855, the eldest son of nine children of George and Adelaide (Gibbs) Willard. George Willard, son of William and Sarah Willard, was born in the parish of Salehurst, Sussex county, England, September 4, 1829, and emigrated to the United States of America March 13, 1849. Adelaide Gibbs, daughter of Joseph and Amy Gibbs, born in Whichford Warwickshire, England, July 6, 1831, and emigrated to the United States of America April 3, 1850. In 1852 they were untited in marriage and came to Ontario, and in 1856 settled on the farm where Mrs. Willard now resides. George Willard died December 16, 1890, The children of Mr. Willard and wife were as follows: Harriet A., born October 13, 1853; William G., born December 23, 1855; Frank E., born September 26, 1857; Avise M., born August28, 1860; Loreuzo P., born November 26, 1862; Annie E., born May 31, 1867; Peter J., born May 21, 1869; May S., born June 11, 1871; Carrie A., born December 17, 1876. Harriet died September 21, 1854. They are all married except Carrie and May S. Our subject was educated in Chili Seminary. He followed farming until 1883 when he came to Lakeside and engaged in the mercantile business, where he has been very successful. He carries a full line of boots and shoes, hardware, crockery, paints, oils, dye stuffs, glass, drugs, medicines and fancy goods, also hats and caps. He married, March 29, 1883, Emma A. Ray, a native of Canada, and daughter of John and Mary (Fowler) Ray. He and family attend and support the M. E. Church of Lakeside.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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