biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM PEARSON, Jr., who is successfully engaged in market gardening in Prairie Township, is a son of William and Catherine Pearson, whose biography will be found elsewhere in this book. He was born in Logan County, Ohio, July 8, 1835, and came with the family to Iowa in 1850. He was reared to farm life, and in January, 1858, was married to Miss Gulielma Kees, a native of Morrow County, Ohio, and born Sept. 21, 1837. After his marriage our subject resided in Marshall County, Iowa, for two years, and then coming to this county settled on section 24, Prairie Township, where he owns sixty acres of land, and for the past three years has given his entire attention to the cultivation of small fruits and vegetables, disposing of his produce at New Sharon. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson are the parents of two children: Catherine M., who died in the seventh year of her age, and William T. Politically Mr. Pearson is a Republicain and has served as Township Clerk and Trustee. Religiously be affiliates with the Society of Friends. In 1878 our subject became associated in partnership with A. O. Page. under the firm name and style of Page & Pearson, and they built a planingmill at New Sharon, which they operated for two years, since which time Mr. Pearson has given his attention exclusively to market gardening. He is one of the moat worthy citizens of Prairie Township, and enjoys in a marked degree the regard of his friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy