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HISTORY OF CLERMONT & BROWN COUNTIES, OHIO
By Byron Williams
1913
 

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MRS. IDA DRAGOO WILSON, widow of the late Mr. W. K. Wilson, is a representative of a prominent family of Virginia, her parents being Jonah and Sophia (McCoppin) Cadwallader.  Her birth occurred at Lynchburg, Highland county, Ohio, in 1864.
     Jonah Cadwallader was born at Lynchburg, Va., in 1816, and when two years of age was brought by his parents to Highland county, Ohio, where he was reared and educated.  He became a teacher, which profession he followed for thirty-five years.  He was a thoroughly self-made man and was a great student and reader.  He filled the position of principal of the Lynchburg schools for several years.  He died at the age of fifty-nine years, in 1875, and his wife, who was born in 1831, departed this life in 1874.  They were members of the Methodist church and were active in all worthy enterprises.
     Mr. W. K. Wilson was born Dec. 30, 1865, and was a son of Cornelius and Josephine (Games) Wilson, the former of whom is deceased and the latter is now the widow of the late Thomas Bick.  She resides at the home of Mr. Homer Wilson, in Huntington township.
     W. K. Wilson was an extensive stockman and gave especial attention to the raising of fine draft horses.  He resided at Cornelius Wilson homestead until about eleven years prior to his demise.  He was a Democrat and took a citizen's interest in political affairs.  He favored the Christian church and gave liberally to the support of that denomination.
     Mrs. Wilson's first marriage occurred on Nov. 3, 1889, to Mr. John H. Dragoo, son of John M. and Amanda J. (Hiett) Dragoo, both of old families mentioned elsewhere.  To this union were born two children, one of whom died in infancy, and Frank C. is at home.  Mr. Dragoo was a successful farmer and owned a large part of the old Hiett farm in Huntington township, and it is still owned by Mrs. Wilson and her son, Frank C. Dragoo Mr. Dragoo was a member of the Odd Fellows and belonged to the Hiett Chapel Church.  He was a grandson of Samuel Dragoo.
    
The union of Mr. W. K. and Ida Wilson was blessed with one son, Edwin Glenn, who is still at home.
     Mrs. Wilson is well known in Huntington township and enjoys the respect and esteem of a large host of friends who admire her for her sterling qualities.
Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II  - By Byron Williams - 1913

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