S. C. Chillson
was born in Sperry Township, Ia., July 3, 1852. His
father, Philip D. Chillson, came from Michigan to this
county in the year 1850, and made three claims. He
entered one of 160 acres on which our subject now
resides, having purchased sixty-five acres. Philip
Chillson died in 1856. His widow married John H. Welch,
and resides near Strawberry Point. They have six
children. S. C. Chillson was united in marriage with Mary
McCrae in 1875. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1853.
Three children have blessed their union - Philip D., born
March 13, 1876; Marion, May 7, 1879, and James, Dec. 11,
1881. Mr. Chillson is extensively engaged in farming and
stock-raising, and also carries on a dairy. In religious
sentiment he is a Presbyterian, and in politics, neutral.
He is one of the respresentative men of the township.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1091-92
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