James M. Wilson has had a long and prominent official career in Ellsworth County, where for twenty years he had continuously filled the office of clerk of the District Court. Mr. Wilson is an old resident of Ellsworth, having come there as a youth thirty-five years ago. He is a lawyer by training and qualifications,
C. G. Pierce. A quarter of a century is a long time to be identified with any line of business in one location, and twenty-five or more years of continuous management of a country paper almost constitutes a record in itself. C. G. Pierce was the founder of the Severyite at Severy, Kansas, more than
SLOVER, Jane Todd7, (Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in Dryden, N. Y., died Feb. 1908, married in 1853, Harry Slover, who died in 1910, in Bath, N. Y. Children: I. Ruel, b. Sept. 19, 1854, in Dryden, N. Y. II. Hattie, b. Sept. 10, 1856, in Hanover, Ill.; she lived in Elgin, Ill.
WILLIAM B. RUGGLES WILLIAM Benjamin Ruggles was born at Bath, Steuben County, N. Y., on the 14th of May, 1827. He is the son of William and Mary Ruggles. At the age of thirteen he was in a Bath printing office, trying to work his way up from the printer’s case, with the determination of
(III) John Robert (2), son of Thomas Henry and Sarah (Parks) Stilts, was born February 8, 1858. He was educated in the common schools and at Union Academy, Canandaigua, New York. He engaged in farming in the town of Hopewell for a time, and for two years was a salesman for S. G. Lewis, who