W. J. CAMERON, of the firm of McCune & Cameron, hardware merchants, of Belle Plaine, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1854, and is a son of Joseph and Susanna (Talbot) Cameron, the former of whom was born in Scotland, and the latter in Ohio; she was of English descent.
W. J. Cameron came to Iowa in 1862, at the age of eight years, and received his education in the public schools of De Witt, Clinton County, graduating from the High School of that city. He learned the tinner's trade at the latter-named city, and in 1880 removed to Gladbrook, in the same State, where he engaged in the hardware business, which he continued for one year, and then sold out, engaging in the same line at De Witt, where he remained until October, 1884. He then sold out his stock and located at Belle Plaine, where he opened his present hardware store. He continued business alone until Jan. 18, 1886, when he formed the existing partnership with F. L. McCune. The firm of McCune & Cameron do a general hardware business, dealing in heavy and shelf hardware, stoves, tinware and agricultural implements, and carry an average stock of about $6,000 in value. The store is situated on the southwest corner of First and Beech streets.In political belief Mr. Cameron affiliates with the Republican party.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 269.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 9th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.