OHN WATERMAN McCOLLOCH, Jr., is one of the most prominent of
farmers in Richland district, where he owns 211 acres of fine
land. He raises much stock and gives his attention to the raising
of sheep and hogs also, doing as good a business as could be
Mr. McColloch is a son of Abram and Susan (Burns) McColloch, and
was born July 21, 1853, in Richland district. His father was also
a native of the district and was engaged in agricultural pursuits
all his life. He died at the good old age of seventy-six years, in
1883. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and acted with the
Republican party. Susan Burns, his wife, was born in Virginia.
The subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Ella
Welshans, August 17, 1876. She is a daughter of Oscar and Sarah
Welshans, and was born in 1858 in Richland district. Her father
was a farmer by occupation, and her mother was an active member of
the Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. McColloch have four children,
namely: Omar; Minnie; Charles, born December 4, 1880; and John S.,
born February 21, 1896. Omar was born October 1, 1877, and lives
with his parents. Minnie was born June 18, 1879, and is also at
home. Both Omar and Minnie are graduates of the West Liberty State
Normal School, and Minnie has taught school for some time. The
family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In politics, Mr. McColloch is a Republican in the truest sense of
the word. He is active and thrifty in his business life, and has
many friends who testify to his unswerving integrity.
Source: HISTORY OF WHEELING CITY And OHIO
COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
And REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS: Edited and Compiled by HON.
GIBSON LAMB CRANMER
BIOGRAPHICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY, George Richmond, Pres.; S. Harmer
Neff, Sec'y; C. R. Arnold, Treas. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 1902
Remember!!! These short sketches by Mr. Cranmer were published
100 years ago and may be somewhat but not completely accurate.
Waterman McColloch in tree . . .