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Wilber E. Kilborn

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 425

     one of the representative and substantial business men of Sidney, O., treasurer and general manager of the American Steel Scraper Company, an important enterprise of this city, was born near Benson, Vt., a son of Edson S. and Martha J. (Wright) Kilborn.
     The parents of Mr. Kilborn came to Shelby county when the latter was eight years old, and later moved to a farm west of Lincoln, Neb. The father engaged in farming and there both parents died and three children survive: Wilber E.; Mrs. Lydia Funk, residing at Milford, Neb.; and Henry S., a farmer in Hamilton county, Neb.
     Wilber E. Kilborn attended the public schools at Sidney, and afterward, for several years, taught school. In 1875 he became cashier of the Citizens Bank and continued until 1881, when he left in order to become manager of the American Steel Scraper Company, of Sidney, and ever since has remained interested in the same business way. a reliable, honorable, conservative factor in the city's life.
     Mr. Kilborn married Miss Anna Hendershott, a daughter of George W. Hendershott, an old resident of Sidney, and they have two surviving children: Helen M., who is the wife of Joseph Hagan, of Toledo; O.; and Ruth, who is a student at Smith College, Northampton, Mass. Mr. Kilborn and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal, church. In his political views he is a republican, and he is an active member of the Commercial Club. In 1912 he erected his handsome residence on North Ohio avenue.

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