Biography of C. C. Wilson
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





C. C. WILSON, general fanner and dairyman, residing on his excellent farm of eighty six and one half acres, which is situated within seven miles of Ellwood City, was born January 7, 1852, on Camp Run, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Francis Thomas and Mary Ann (Morrison) Wilson.

The father of Mr. Wilson was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1822, where his parents had settled when they came from Ireland to America. He continued to live there until about a quarter of a century ago, when he bought the old Morrison homestead, a part of which belongs to his son, C. C. Wilson. During the whole of his active life he followed farming. He married Mary Ann Morrison, whose father was a prominent pioneer settler of this section, for many years serving as a justice of the peace. They reared a family of nine children, as follows: William, who has been principal of the State Normal School at Ellensburg, Wash., for the past seven years; Anna, now a resident of New Wilmington, where her children are in school, is the wife of Rev. T. L. Scott, a missionary in India; C. C.; Ella, who married W. J. Maxwell, who follows farming in Perry Township; Harriet, deceased, who was the wife of James Liebendorfer, of Wurtemburg; Tilly, deceased, who was the wife of Samuel McKinney, of Zelienople, and three who died in infancy. Having lived to see the many changes wrought through the long period given him, Mr. Wilson still retains the vigor of body and soundness of mind to appreciate and enjoy those which have made existence easier and more comfortable.

C. C. Wilson attended school in Beaver County and from boyhood had been trained in the duties which made him capable of managing the home farm when he was called upon to take charge. In 1880 he purchased his present excellent property.

Mr. Wilson was married to Agnes Graham, who was born in Beaver County and is a daughter of David Graham, formerly a well known farmer. They have had the following children: Harry, deceased; Howard, who married Martha Magee, deceased, has one child, Aletha, who resides with her grandfather, and Frank, Vesta, Alda and Arthur, all of whom are at home except Frank, who is in a drug store in Pittsburg. Mr. Wilson and family attend the United Presbyterian Church at Mountville. Politically, Mr. Wilson is identified with the Democratic party.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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