William E. Worsham, farmer; P. O. Oakland; born in Kosciusko Co., Ind., Feb. 19, 1850; here he attended the common schools until 15 years of age, when he emigrated with his parents to Coles Co., Ill., Feb. 7, 1865; here his father, William Worsham, died May 12, 1877, and his mother died Jan. 19, 1879. Upon locating here, Mr. W. assisted his father in farming until 19 years of age, when he engaged in school-teaching during the fall and winter, and following farming in summer until 1873, when he located upon his present place, which contains 150 acres of prairie and timber land, and was one of the first places settled upon and improved in Morgan Tp. His marriage with Martha V. Collins was celebrated Dec. 13, 1873; she was born in Morgan Tp., Coles Co., Oct. 26, 1850. They have one child by this union-William Watson Worsham, born Jan. 4, 1875. Mrs. Worsham is a daughter of Watson Collins, of the early pioneers, and whose biography appears in this work.
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