Niagara County

1897 Biography - Charles Wilson

Wilson, Charles, was born in the town of Lockport, July 6, 1845. His father, Joseph Wilson, a native of Yorkshire, Eng., came to the United States in 1840 with his parents, Daniel and Martha Wilson, who settled near Wakeman's Bridge, taking up their land from the Holland Land Company. Joseph Wilson married Caroline Hampshire, and through life has been identified as a farmer. Charles Wilson was educated in the common schools and in 1866 married Betsey A. Dale, who died in 1868, and later he married Mary O'Brien, and they have three children; Ray, Caroline and Edith. Mr. Wilson is one of the oldest hotel proprietors in Niagara county; in 1891 he came to Gasport and purchased the hotel which bears his name and which he rebuilt and refurnished.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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