Biography of Wilson Dwight
Ottawa & Sandusky Counties, OH Biographies

WILSON DWIGHT (deceased) was a son of Josiah and Abigail (Fish) Dwight, and was born June 1, 1819, upon a farm near Cincinnatus, New York.

When seventeen years of age he came to Huron county, Ohio, where he rented land and engaged, in his own behalf, in agricultural pursuits. One year later his father's family also came to Huron county, purchased a farm, and Wilson made his home with them until he had passed his twenty seventh birthday anniversary, when he wedded Electa Osterhout. To this union came four children, viz.: Charles G., who died when eight years of age; Jennie M., deceased wife of James Swisher; Emma L., wife of William Lovering, a contractor, of Findlay, Ohio; and Flora Bell, wife of Lester Wilson, an attorney at law of Fremont, Ohio.

Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Dwight moved to La Grange county, Ind., and purchased a farm upon which he resided for three years, when he sold out and returned to Ohio, buying a farm in Groton township, Erie county. Here he made his home until 1873 when he removed to Clyde, Ohio, and purchased a splendid home where his widow now resides. During the twenty two years of his residence in Clyde, although he lived a quiet life and gave little attention to business other than a general supervision of his farm, he came to be universally known as a man of kind and accommodating disposition, and the personification of honesty and integrity. He passed away June 6, 1895, and was laid to rest in the beautiful McPherson cemetery, adjoining the village.

Commemorative Biograohical Record
of the Counties of
Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio
J. H. Beers & Co. 1896

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