Chilson, W.H.,



                                      Dealer in hardware, tinware, agricultural implements, in partnership with a Mr. Thompson, Le Grand; was born July 23, 1836, in Columbiana Co., Ohio; parents moved to Stark Co. when he was about 1 year old; they subsequently moved to Tuscarawas Co., and to Defiance Co., and to De Kalb Co., Ind., in 1856. Was married there to Frances A. Martin May 6, 1860; she was born in 1842, in Huron Co., Ohio; have six children—Cora, Jennie, Carlton, Eva, Arthur B. and Bertha. Mr. Chilson commenced the hardware business here in 1870. Is a member of the Christian Church; Republican.

                                      p.592-3, Le Grand Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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