WILLIAM G. HUSCROFT, a prominent florist of Steubenville, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, September 11, 1832, the son of William and Margaret (Watson) Huscroft, both of whom were natives of England. The father came to the United States in 1828, and settled in Jefferson county, where he engaged in farming and butchering until his decease, in 1857. His widow survived until 1884. Their children were eight in number, and five of these are living. William G. was reared and educated in the common schools of the county, and then in early manhood removed to California, where he remained about five years, being there engaged in butchering at Weaverville, Trinity Co. Returning home in 1857, he followed the same pursuit a short time in Jefferson county, and then engaged in farming, at which he was occupied until 1871, when he bought a farm near Steubenville, and embarked in the dairy business. The latter occupation he abandoned in 1884, to take up that at which he is now successfully engaged. Mr. Huscroft was married in 1858, to Martha Edgington, of Jefferson county, and by this union eight children have been born: Ada, who died in 1879, aged nineteen; George L., Frank M., John C., William A., Mattie E., Minnie M. and Charles D.
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