ILTON McCOLLOCH, who is a progressive farmer in Richland
district, Ohio county, West Virginia, stands high in the esteem of
his neighbors and friends. He is a son of Abram I. and Rebecca J.
(North) McColloch, and was born June 19, 1874. Father and son are
both natives of Richland district, Ohio county, and the former was
born in 1851. He married Rebecca J. North, who was born in
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1852, and they had two children,
Milton, and Archie N., who was born November 12, 1876. Abram I.
McColloch is a farmer by occupation, residing in Richland
district. In politics, he is an unfaltering Republican, and has
done much to assist his party in the county; he served as county
commissioner two years. Milton McColloch's primary education was
derived form the district schools, which was supplemented by a
course at the West Liberty State Normal School, where he graduated
with honors in 1893. He taught school for the following six years,
and had much success, but finally went back to his father's farm,
and has remained there ever since, engaged in farming.
April 15, 1896, Mr. McColloch was united in marriage with Lillie
Emsley, a daughter of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Springer) Emsley. She
was born April 14, 1875, and they have one child, Rebecca May,
whose birth took place February 20, 1901.
Fraternally, Mr. McColloch is a member of the Shield of Honor,
Wheeling Lodge, No. 7. In political opinions, he is a Republican.
He possesses the confidence and respect of his friends and
acquaintances and is a leader among the representative men of his
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.
McColloch in tree . . .
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