Amos M Willison

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AMOS M. WILLISON, who is engaged in the general merchandise business at Kellersburg, Pa., was born in Mahoning township, Armstrong county, April 20, 1854, son of William and Priscilla ( Buzzard ) Willison, both natives of Pennsylvania.

William Willison was among the pioneers of Mahoning township, where he owned 184 acres of land near Climax. He cleared a large portion of it, and his death occurred here in 1871, when he was aged fifty years. He had a large family as follows: James A.; Amanda, married to G. W. Lobaugh; Amos M.; Thomas S., deceased; G.W.; Samuel P.; Jane B., married to G. W. McDonald; Matilda, married to W.D. Smith; and Wilbur, deceased.

Amos M. Willison was raised on the home farm and attended the common schools. For twenty years he was engaged in mining, and various other occupations, but in 1907 he embarked in the general merchandising business at Kellersburg (Mahoning post office), Armstrong county, and he has continued in this line ever since. He has a good flourishing business, and is industrious and painstaking in his service to the people, which brings him a steady patronage.

Mr. Willison married in 1875, Margaret M., daughter of George L. and Elizabeth (Truitt) Hetrick, of Madison township, and they have seven children, viz: Olive V., wife of C. E. Furling; Charles F.; Orial L.; Mead A.; Fred S.; Bessie M., wife of Perry Wolfe; and Blanch L. , wife of Harry Lamberson. Mr. Willison is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kellersburg, of which he is a trustee. Fraternally he is a member of Widnoon Lodge, No. 39, I.O.O. F. and the P. of H. In politics he is a Republican.

Source: Pages 872-873, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed December 1998 by Pamela Clark for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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