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JOHN WATERMAN McCOLLOCH
Husband of ELLA WELSHANS



Jaguarwoman DropCapOHN 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 desired.

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.

John Waterman McColloch in tree . . .


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