Among the representatives of the younger business element in this
county is D. T. Wonleighton, who was born in Honey Creek
township on the 4th of March, 1891, and who is now actively and
successfully engaged in mercantile pursuits in that township. He
is a son of Fred and Anna (Goodyear) Wonleighton, both of whom
were natives of England and in early life crossed the Atlantic to
the new world. They became residents of this county, settling on
a farm in Honey Creek township, where they are still living. They
became the parents of four children, and the family circle yet
remains unbroken by the hand of death.
D. T. Wonleighton added to his public
school course the advantages of training in a business college.
At the age of eleven years, however, he started out to make his
own way in the world and may truly be called a self made man, for
he deserves much credit for what he has accomplished. He has
steadily advanced, owing to the wise use he has made of his time,
talents and opportunities. In 1911, when but twenty years of age,
he erected a store building in Thorpe and is now acting as
manager of the mercantile interests of Fred Meyen in that town.
On the 30th of March, 1913, Mr. Wonleighton was
united in marriage to Miss Pearl Clute, who was born in Delaware
county, a daughter of L. A. and May Holister) Clute, both of whom
are still residents of Honey Creek township. Mr. and Mrs.
Wonleighton now have an interesting little son, Glenn T. Mr.
Wonleighton votes with the republican party and keeps well
informed on the questions and issues of the day. He is a member
of the Odd Fellows lodge at Greeley and of the Modern Woodmen
camp and has filled some of the chairs in those organizations.
Energy and laudable ambition prompt him in all that he does and
have constituted the basis upon which he has built his growing