Biography of William G. Given
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William G. Given has been prominently identified with the agricultural interests of Columbina County for many years. He was born in Beaver County, Pa., Aug. 3, 1856, and is the son of John and Margaret (Miller) Given.

John Given, deceased, was a farmer during his active career and specialized in the breeding of sheep. He owned 80 acres of land in Beaver County, Pa., and was a leading politician of that section. He was a Democrat and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He died in March, 1885, and his wife died in 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Given had five children, as follows: David, died in infancy; John Miller, deceased; Margaret L., married William Hayes, lives retired at Beaver Falls, Pa.; James T., died in 1895; and William G., the subject of this sketch.

After completing his schooling in the district schools, William G. Given engaged in general farming. He came to Columbiana County in 1885 and after spending five years in East Liverpool, he removed to St. Clair Township. Later, he returned to Beaver County, Pa., where he remained until 1898. He has since lived on his present farm of 60 acres in Madison Township.

On Nov. 12, 1884, Mr. Given was united in marriage with Miss Matilda Catherine Faulk, who was born in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County, June 9, 1855, and died Sept. 10, 1903. She was the daughter of Henry and Nancy (Smithy Faulk, early settlers of this county, and both now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Given were born seven children, as follows: Frank L., born Sept. 2, 1886, is a veteran of the World War, lives in East Liverpool; Harry B., born Jan. 24, 1888, lives with his father; Naiinie, born March 26, 1890, lives at home; Walter R., born Sept. 11, 1891, a veteran of the World War, lives in East Liverpool; Elbert Carmom, born Oct. 29, 1894, also a World War veteran, engaged in the garage business in East Liverpool; Maggie Irene, born March 15, 1896, married William J. Flowers, Jr., lives at Leetonia, Ohio; and Mary Olive, born April 13, 1899, married Donald Fitzimmons, lives at Columbiana, Ohio. Mr. Given has a grandchild, Maggie Katherine, born Nov. 23, 1923.

Mr. Given is a member of the Presbyterian Church and is one of the highly esteemed citizens of the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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