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William A. Reid
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
William A. Reid, editor of the Renville Star-Farmer, was born at Andover, Mass., Feb. 26, 1850, and came with his parents to Clyman, Wis., when three years of age. He attended the public schools there in winter and worked on the farm in summer. At the age of twenty he entered the office of the Waupun, Wis., Leader as an apprentice, where he remained one year, and then secured a position to complete his apprenticeship in the state printing office at Madison, Wis. In 1877 he came to Granite Falls, Minn., and accepted a position with the Journal, remaining a year and a half. Then he returned to Wisconsin and on Dec. 4, 1879, was united in marriage to Nina Vanderbilt, of Brodhead, Wis. In the spring of 1880 he returned to Granite Falls and settled on a farm in that neighborhood, where he remained for thirteen years and where two sons were born, James Melvin and Lionel Floyd. They are also in the printing and publishing business.
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