GEORGE W. McCORD, a prominent business man of Wellsburg, was born in Brooke county, December 17, 1854. He is the oldest of nine survivors of twelve children of George W. and Sarah A. (Hogg) McCord, both natives of VIrginia. The father, who died in 1878 aged fifty-five years, was a farmer by occupation and a worthy and respected citizen. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, as is his widow who survives. Mr. McCord received his education in the common schools of West Virginia, and in Scio college, and Bethany College, graduating from the latter institution in 1876. He then engaged in teaching for a short time, and also in surveying, being quite successful in both professions. He is still occassionally called on as a surveyor. Mr. McCord is an active enterprising man, interested in public affairs, and well informed and influential in political matters, acting in this regard with the republican party. He was elected to the legislature Mr. McCord made a study of law. In 1887 he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as justice of the peace, a position he still fills with credit. Mr. McCord was married in 1881, to Sarah E., daughter of Frank and Alice Walker, of Coshocton county, Ohio and they have two children living: Bertha C. and George W. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
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