William Wellington


WILLIAM WELLINGTON, who is prominently associated with the fire clay industry of Toronto, is a son of John Wellington, a well known citizen of the county of which he is a native. The latter was engaged in farming until 1875 when he came to Toronto and became occupied in teaming. His wife, whose maiden name was Marian Stillwell bore to him nine children of whom eight are living. William Wellington was born February 11, 1858. His first occupation after his school days were over was farming, but after following this five years, he became associated with the fire brick business, obtaining employment in the Calumet yards. Subsequently he took charge of the engines in the sewer pipe works of Francy Sons & Co., and in 1886, he and Robert Snowden contracted for the supply of clay to the Jefferson Sewer Pipe works. From this partnership Mr. Snowden retired at the end of one year, and his place was taken by C. F. Young. Mr. Wellington is a popular and energetic young business man, and is in favor with the community as was attested by his election to the town council in 1885 an office he still holds. He is an active republican and is prominently identified with the order of Odd Fellows, having served as district deputy grand master of Jefferson county and two years as representative to the Ohio grand lodge from district No. 51 Mr. Wellington was married December 22, 1881 to Ella Aken, of Tiltonsville, Ohio by whom he has three children: Flora B., Wilbert and Elmer.

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