Biography of G. G. Wilderson
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

G. G. Wilderson is an enterprising and progressive business man of Leetonia, and is identified with the Crescent Manufacturing Company as president. He was born in Canton, Ohio, March 10, 1870, and is a son of Charles and Susan (Bair) Wilderson.

Charles Wilderson, deceased, was a native of eastern Pennsylvania, as was his wife. He was a carpenter by trade but later in life engaged in general farming and stock raising in Columbiana County, after having removed here from Canton, Ohio, in 1870. He was a member of the Reformed Church. Mr. Wilderson died in 1905 and his wife died in 1912. They were the parents of seven children as follows: Ella, married A. W. Harold, lives at Columbiana; Edward, lives at Poland, Ohio; Ida D. Smith, lives at Leetonia; C. G., the subject of this sketch; and three children died in infancy.

After completing his schooling, C. G. Wilderson learned the machinist trade while in the employ of the Buckeye Engine Company at Salem. In 1903 he founded the Crescent Manufacturing Company in partnership with R. C. Harrold and Mr. Grove. The officers of the Crescent Manufacturing Company are: Mr. Wilderson, president; W. G. Bess, secretary, and R. C. Harrold, treasurer. The company manufactures many kinds of woodworking machinery and has a well established market for its products throughout the United States and Europe. Approximately 125 people are employed.

In 1892 Mr. Wilderson was united in marriage with Miss Hilda M. Betts of Leetonia, the daughter of S. P. and Mary Jane (Hoffman) Betts, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Wilderson have a daughter, Myrna Marie, a graduate of Leetonia High School, lives at home.

Mr. Wilderson is a Republican and has a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County.

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

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