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Posted By: Jake Tornholm (email)
Date: 4/23/2020 at 14:09:28

WILLIAM A. WILLIAMSON, who resides on section 8, Colony township (Nevinville postoffice), is an old settler. He was born in Scotland, June 22, 1852, and was brought to America in 1855; he went to Pennsylvania, to the oil region, before the oil business was developed, and lived there until 1870. He came West then and located in the neighborhood of his present home.

His father is James M. Williamson, Sr., who is still living with one of his sons in Colony township. He was born in Scotland, in 1820. Mr. Williamson’s mother was Margaret Kitchen, also a native of Scotland. She was born in 1818, and died July 8, 1888. The father of our subject was an educated man of strong literary tasks and has written a volume of Scotch poems. He has always been a farmer. He and his wife had eight children, six of whom are living. William and J. M. are twins.

Mr. Williamson was married in February, 1878, to Miss Agnes Krisinger, who was born in Austria. They have had two children, one boy and one girl: George James and Florence May. Mr. Williamson has eighty acres of well-improved land, adapted to general farming and stock-raising. His house is 1.6 x 28 feet, beautifully located and surrounded by groves. He keeps good graded stock and is a progressive farmer. He has held several township offices. In politics he is Independent. He is identified with the intelligent, enterprising citizens. He is like all the Scotch—frank and open in his manner, hospitable in his home, and commands the respect of those with whom he mingles.


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