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    Carl D. Williamson, senior repeater man for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, at Phoneton, has been identified with his present line of work since leaving school and has been connected with his present concern since 1911. Mr. Williamson, a resident of Tippecanoe City, was born at Claflin, Barton county, Kansas, June 10, 1887, a son of James William and Mary (Simms) Williamson. When he was still a child, his parents came to Ohio, where he attended the public schools. This educational training was supplanted by two years of attendance at the business college at Zanesville, Ohio, where he specialized in stenography, typewriting and business accounting. When he left this institution, he was equipped to enter upon his career, and his first position was as a telegrapher with the Pennsylvania railroad, with which system he remained seven years. On leaving that concern he came to Phoneton and identified himself in February, 1911, with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, with which concern he has since been associated. At present Mr. Williamson is senior repeater man, a responsible post. About two years after joining this company, during the great floods of 1913, Mr. Williamson had an opportunity to be of assistance to his company and the public in general. In another emergency, that of the World war, he likewise rose to his opportunity, and he and his co-workers of the company devoted themselves untiringly to the matter of assisting their community in gaining its full quotas during the different drives. Mr. Williamson is a member of the Masonic fraternity, in which he has numerous friends. He married May, daughter of Charles F. Ossing, of Cardington, Ohio, and they reside in a pleasant home at Tippecanoe City.

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