Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 19:43:04
Chris Williams is successfully engaged in business as a grain merchant of Boone in association with B M Huntley. His birth occurred in La Salle county, Illinois, on October 30, 1866, his parents being William and Cecelia (Twait) Williams, both of whom were natives of Norway. They emigrated to the United States in the early 50ís locating in Illinois, where the father followed general agricultural pursuits throughout the remainder of his life. He passed away in January 1900, while his wife was called to her final rest in 1890.
After attaining his majority Chris Williams started out as an agriculturist, cultivation rented land for about two years. Subsequently he was engaged in general merchandising at Norway, Illinois, for one year and in 1894 removed to Stratford, Hamilton county, Iowa, where he carried on a grain business until 1909. In that year he came to Boone and for about twelve months was her engaged in the automobile business. Later he formed a partnership with B M Huntley and ahs since successfully conducted business as a grain merchant, the firm buying and shipping grain on an extensive scale.
On April 14, 1897, Mr Williams was united in marriage to Miss Maria Jackson, a native of La Salle county, Illinois, by whom he has three children as follows: Herschel Ortho, who was born June 6, 1898, Sheldon Wesley, whose birth occurred December 18, 1902, and Marlo Cyril whose natal day was July 13, 1907. Mr Williams gives his political allegiance to the republican party, and his religious faith is that of the Methodist church. He is known as a steady, reliable, persevering man and whatever he undertakes he carries forward to successful completion. This reputation has made him a person on whom his associates can always depend and the permeating influence of his life is set forth in an upright character and in straightforward dealings in both social ad business circles.
1914 Boone County History Book
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