William Jamison Jr




William Jamison, Jr.





WILLIAM JAMISON, JR., merchant, post-office Wheeler, was born in Hickory Township, this county, January 29, 1847. He is a son of William and Matilda (Kelly) Jamison, natives of Ireland. William immigrated to Mercer County, Penn., in 1832, and Miss Kelly in 1835. They were married in June, 1839, and located in Hickory Township, where they lived until about 1875. The mother died August 19, 1869, and the father has for the last ten years lived with his son William, being now eighty-five years old. There were six children born to them: John H., Anna B., wife of Wirt W. Fruit, of Jefferson Township; Samuel, William J., Sarah J., deceased, and George G., deceased. The parents were members of the United Presbyterian Church, and politically he is a Democrat. John H. enlisted in the War of the Rebellion, was wounded June 22, 1864, before Petersburg, Va., from the effects of which he died June 21, 1864, in the hospital at City Point, Va., and his remains lie in the National Cemetery there. Our subject graduated at Duff’s Commerce College, Pittsburgh, Penn., June 24, 1864. He then accepted a situation with J. W. Ormsby & Co. in 1866, and remained in their store at Hermitage over two years, afterward keeping books for the same firm over two years. In 1871 he became a partner with his brother and Enoch Filer at Pleasant and remained until 1884, when their property was consumed by fire. He was postmaster there for over twelve years. He then removed to the borough of Bethel, where he is engaged in a general mercantile store, and in 1886 was appointed postmaster here. He was married September 12, 1876, to Frances, daughter of Dr. A. Parsons, of Springboro, Crawford Co., Penn. They have five children: John P., died in infancy; Ada F., William B., Samuel H., Anna M. Politically he is a temperance Democrat, and the family belong to the United Presbyterian church. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 868




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