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
Copyright 2007 by Jennie Pahls