Bio: Armitage, Willis K. (History - 1851)

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----Source: 1891 Bio. Hist. Of Clark Jackson Co., Wisconsin, pg. 262-263

WILLIS K. ARMITAGE, of section 13, range 2, Weston Township, Clark County, was born in Dodge County, Wisconsin, January 1, 1851, the son of Joseph and Mary (Sykes) Armitage, both natives of Lancanshire, England. The father came to the the United States about 1842, and is now living in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Of their eleven children, seven are still living, viz.: Thomas, Sykes, Joseph, Robert, Phoebe, Willis and Frances, all of whom are married. Our subject was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of his native county. He came to this county in the fall of 1882, settling on his present farm, which was then a dense woods. He cleared thirty acres, and afterward bought forty acres, fifteen cleared, and now owns 160 acres in all.

Mr. Armitage was married January 1, 1874, to Susannah Timerson, a daughter of Jacob and Eliza (Millholland) Timerson, and they have three children,--Rosa Belle (deceased), Willis, Josiah and Robert Bruce. Mr. Armitage was a member of the Town Board one year, and is now serving his second term as Town Treasurer. Mrs. Armitage is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.



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