Niagara County

1897 Biography - Joseph H. Wilson

Wilson, Joseph H., was born in Hagersville, Ont., December 14, 1856. His father, Robert Wilson, was a native of Yorkshire, Eng., and came to the United States in 1832 with his parents, Daniel and Martha Wilson, who settled in Lockport, taking land from the Holland Land Company. Robert Wilson married Ann, daughter of Richard and Mary Few, and was identified through life as a farmer in the town of Lockport. He was a man who was ever interested in advancing the cause of education and religion and the best interest of the town and townspeople. His death, which occurred March 15, 1889, was a loss not only to his family, but to all who knew him. Of him it can well be said, "An honest man is the noblest work of God." Joseph H. Wilson was educated in Lockport; in 1890 he married Ella, daughter of Garret F. Gifford, and they have on son, Elton G. Mr. Wilson is recognized as a man of sterling integrity, who has advanced and merited the respect of his associates.

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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