1887 Greene County Iowa History



1887 Greene County History 

"W" Biographies




HORACE WALRAD
      
b. 10 Sept 1844 DeKalb Co IL, son of Daniel & Ann (Mullen) Walrad (Res. Kendrick twp.) Co. B, 55th Illinois Infantry - Civil War
       m. Mary Marinda Jane Mowry 4 June 1874 (b. OH, dau of P.W. & Miranda (Morgan) Mowry
       Children- Daniel Irven and Walter M. Waland Walrad

CHARLES WALTON
      
b. 6 Feb 1859 Toronto, Can., son of John Walton (Res. Paton)
       m. Anna L. Marker  7 Oct 1883 (dau of Martin V. Marker)
       Children- Irene Blanche d. age 14 months

ELIAS S. WARD
      
b. 6 Sept 1841 NJ, son of Benjamin & Harriet Ward; (Res. Greenbrier twp.); Co. D, 52nd Illinois Infantry - Civil War
       m. Phebe Bedford 31 Oct 1866 (b. MI, dau of Peter & Caroline (Cole) Bedford)
       Children- Fiianta J., Clayton, E., Cora E., Edna M. Minnie Ette-dec., and Nettie May- dec.

DR. SAMUEL E. WARNER
      
b. Erie Co NY  - a dentist; (Res. Jefferson)

GEORGE WATSON
      
b. 11 Nov 1850 Durham Co. Eng., son of Robert Watson (Res. Angus, Washington twp.)
       m. Fannie Furness summer 1873 McKeesport, PA (b. Eng., dau of John Furness)
       Children- John, Grace, and Amzi- dec'd

CHARLES W. WAY
      
b. 14 May 1822 New London Co. CN, son of Daniel M. & Catherine (Woodworth) Way; (Res. Jackson twp.)
       m. Chastine Clemens 13 March 1849 Lamoille Co VT (b. 21 July 1823 
Lamoille Co VT, dau of Lewis & Lucy Clemens)
       Children- Nellie m. F.M. McClure, and Nettie M.

GEORGE A. WEATHERSON
      
b. 18 Aug 1854 OH, son of Luke Weatherson; (Res. Junction twp.)
       m. Mary Gunn 31 Jan 1882 (dau of Charles Gunn)
       Children-  Huldah, dec'd]

JAMES H. WEATHERSON
      
b. 3 March 1858 Jackson Co IA, son of Luke & Nancy (Higley) Weatherson; (Res. Junction twp.) 
       m. Bettie J. Colby  3 March 1880 (dau of Charles Colby)
       Children- Charles A., Delia B., Luvia M. & one deceased child

ALFRED C. WELLS
      
b. 25 April 1844 Scott Co IA; (Res. Dawson twp.); served 4 years in Civil War - Co. not listed
       m. Eliza McCully 11 April 1868 (b. 25 July 1845 PA, dau of James & Jane McCully)
       Children- Charles E.

DANIEL WESSLING
      
b. 17 Nov 1855 Northfield, Cook Co IL, son of Henry Wessling; (Res. Paton twp.)
       m. Julia A. Rockenbach 3 June 1880 (dau of Philip Rockenbach)
       Children- Clarence L., Della I., Mamie M. and D. Raymond

DR. BENJAMIN F. WEST
      
b. 22 April 1858 Crawfordsville, IN, son of Thomas J. West; (Res. Angus, Washington twp.)
       m. Mary Graham 12 Sept 1881 (dau of Nathan Graham)
       Children- Harold, Wilson W. d. of burns

MILO B. WESTERVELT
      
b. 8 Dec 1856 Franklin Co OH, son of James & Kate (Knox) Westervelt
       m. Rose Diemer 12 Sept 1883 (b. 12 Sept 1860 Wayne Co, IA, dau of 
John & Sarah Diemer)
       Children- Alanson K. & Milo B. (Res. Bristol twp.)

JOHN P. WHERRY
      
b. 23 Feb 1835 Guernsey Co OH, son of John & Catherine (Bonnell) Wherry; (Res. Cedar twp.)
       m. Lucinda E. Coon 24 Dec 1862 Jones Co IA (b. 1 July 1844, dau of S. & M. Coon)
       Children- Dora A., Elmer E., Ellen J., Ida H., and Emma A.

OLIVER J. WHITE
      
b. 1830 Berkshire Co MA , son of Jedediah White; (Photo available); (Res. Jefferson)
       m. Sarah Ann Stiles 1861 Greene Co. IA (dau of Job Stiles)
       Children- Volney d. age 13 months, Ed Grant, Fred C., Elsie E., Osa R. & Harley A.

SAMUEL WHITESIDE
      
b. 30 Oct 1840 Toronto, Can., son of William Whiteside; (Res. Junction twp.); Co. L, First Colorado Cavalry- Civil War
       m. Sarah Follett 7 Oct 1873 (dau of Daniel Follett)
       Children- George, William, Samuel, Clarence, & Kate

GEORGE W. WIANT
      
b. 2 Dec 1846 Tuscarawas Co OH, son of Andrew Jesse Wiant; (Res. Washington twp.); (Photo available)  Co. C, 189th Ohio Infantry- Civil War
       m. Louisa A. Potts 26 Feb 1871 (dau of Jesse P. Potts)
       Children- Cora Emeline, and two other dec'd.

S. W. WIGGINS
      
b. 10 March 1844 Stephenson Co IL, son of Levi & Betsey (Morton) Wiggins; (Res. Cooper)  Co. K, 16th Wisconsin Infantry - Civil War
       m.(1) Frances Cleveland 1869
       Children- Edith and Ellen Frances
       m. (2) Mary O. Smith 1881
       Children- Elsie, Walter, and Ethel

MARION WIGHT
      
b.17 May 1837 Allegany Co NY, son of Zial & Caroline (VanBuren) 
Wight; (Res. Franklin twp.)
       m. Clara White (dau of Stephen & Hannah (Felt) White)
       Children- Louisa, Samuel, & Mary

JOHN WILKINSON
      
b. 1839 Holmes Co OH; (Res. Jefferson); Co. K, 11th Iowa Infantry - Civil War
       m. (1) Margaret Neeley Cedar Co IA (d. Sept 1880 Greene Co IA)
       Children- seven, five of whom are living
       m. (2) Viola (Marquand) Schnebly

CHRISTIAN WILL
      
b. 7 Jan 1822 Berne, Ger., son of Nicholas Will; (Res. Paton twp.)
       m. Elizabeth Terfler 7 June 1854 (dau of Adam Terfler)<br>
       Children- Nicholas, George, John, John B., Kate, Christian, and Emma

JOHN D. WILLIAMS
      
b.  1 March 1853 Mahoning Co OH, son of David Williams; (Res. Angus, Washington twp.)
       m. Mary Powell 11 Sept 1875 (dau of James R. Powell of Panora)
       Children- Clyde, Jennie, Harry and Eva M.

M. WILLIAMS
      
b. 12 March 1838 Washington Co NY, son of Benjamin & Ann (Hopkins) Williams; (Res. Greenbrier twp.)
       m. Elizabeth McMurray 29 Jan 1861 (b. Washington Co NY, dau of 
Robert & Elizabeth (McFadden) McMurray
       Children- Chester M. and R. B.

J. B. WILLIAMSON
      
b. 17 July 1846 Jones Co IA, son of John & Sarah (Boyd) Williamson; (Res. Kendrick twp.)
       m. Josie Clark  2 Jan 1877 (b. PA, dau of William Clark)  She d. 22 June 1881
       Children- Miranda E. and Herbert H.

JAMES J. WILLIAMSON
      
b. 31 Jan 1843 Madison Co OH, son of James Williamson; (Res. Washington twp.)
       m. Elizabeth Greene 25 Sept 1866 (dau of Joseph Greene)
       Children- Lura, Olive, James G., Martha, Ellen, Marshall, and four children dec'd

JOHN WILSON
      
b. 29 July 1848 Henry Co IA, son of John & Mary (Thomas) Wilson; (Res. Franklin twp.)
       m. Evaline Hockett 29 Nov 1873 (b. Henry Co IA, dau of Nathan & Elizabeth (Cook) Hockett)
       Children- John Ralph, Nathan Herbert, Mary Eva, and Walter Alfred

SAMUEL E. WILSON
      
b. 13 Jan 1841 Grafton Co NH, son of William & Almira Wilson; (Res. Bristol twp.); Co. H, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry - Civil War
       m. Mrs. Amy Standish 23 May 1867 Richland Co WI (b. 4 April 1843 =
Iowa Co WI)
       Children- Harold E., Elmer I., and dec'd children John, Jessie and Abbie

WILLIAM WILSON
      
b. 1813 Grafton Co NH, son of Daniel & Rebecca Wilson; (Res. Bristol twp.)
       m. Almira Everett in NH (b. 1814 Hanover, NH)
       Children- Samuel, Nathaniel H., Daniel W., Sarah m. Thomas Woodard, M.D. Starring, Alice m. Daniel Conant, Addie m. George W. Day, and Rufus A.

BENJAMIN WINKELMAN
      
b. 17 Aug 1818 Canton Berne, Switz., son of Benjamin & Catherine Winkelman; (Res. Grant twp.)
       m. (1) Margaret Phoner (Panager) 1843 Cincinnati, OH (b. Ger., d. 1854 IL)
       Children- Catherine, John, and Fred m. (2) Angeline Bush Feb. 1855 (b. March 1824)
       Children- James, Susan, Martha, and William Sherman, & dec'd children Mary m. James Ganoe, & Ella d. 1885

ROBERT WOOD
      
b.20 June 1830 Rutland Co VT, son of Samuel S. & Eliza (Niles) Wood; (Res. Bristol twp.)
       m. Samantha J. Briggs (b. 30 June 1831 VT, dau of Caleb & Alsina Briggs)
       Children- Edmund S., Elmer A., Fidelia D. m. H.C. Parker, Elias R., & Lillie May m. William Kinsman

BURCH G. WOODS
      
b. 27 July 1859 Adams Co OH, son of Isaac Woods; (Res. Surry, Washington twp.)
       m. Eliza Mansell 8 Feb 1883 (dau of John Mansell)
       Children- Clara and Lucy

CHARLES A. WOODS
      
b. 18 Aug 1843 OH, son of Thomas & Mary A. (Latta) Woods
       m. Mary H. Potts May 1863  (b. 3 Nov 1846 Pittsburg, PA, dau of David & Mary (Patterson) Potts; (Res. Franklin twp.)
       Children- Minnie, Charles, John, Harry, Cora, Maud , & Ethel

ERVIN WRIGHT
      
b. 27 June 1831 Putnam Co IN, son of Elijah & Susannah Wright; (Res. Jackson twp.)
       m. Delilah M. Beck 26 Aug 1849 Putnam Co IN (b. 30 Oct 1827 Washington Co IN, dau of William & Susannah Beck)
       Children- William S., John H., Louise J. m. ___ McClurg, Hester Ann m. ___ Tomson, Sarah F. m. ___ Raaz, and Ervin O.  Dec'd are Wilson M., Nathan M., Julia E., Rosetta A. and three children d. in infancy

GEORGE W. WRIGHT
       b. 27 Sept 1827 Oneida Co NY, son of Aaron & Catharine Wright;    (Res. Bristol twp.)
       m. ___ (DeLong ) Gass  (b. 3 Feb 1837, dau of Henry & Martha 
(Matheny) DeLong & widow of Jackson Gass)
       Children- Henry, Sarah Catherine m. James Marble, James M., Martin M., Lucy C. & Martha Ann

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