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Among the native sons of Caledonia Township who still reside within its borders and have won a creditable position as substantial, progressive farmers is numbered William H. McCullough, who now makes his home on section 20: He was born September 13, 1869, a son of Archie and Rose (McAllona) McCullough. The father was born in Ireland in 1827 and after coming to the new world was married in Minnesota to Rose McAllona, whose birth occurred in New York in 1843. In 1866 they became residents of Racine County, Wisconsin, where the father purchased eighty acres of land, and as opportunity offered he extended the boundaries of his farm until at the time of his death he was the owner of an excellent and productive tract of one hundred and twenty-eight acres, from which he derived a substantial annual income as a reward for the care and labor which he bestowed upon the fields. He died in 1912, but the mother is still living. In his political views he was a republican, while his religious faith was that of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Starting out in life empty-handed, he worked his way upward through persistent, earnest effort and became one of the substantial residents of the community in which he lived and enjoyed the respect and good will of all who knew him. To him and his wife were born four children: William H.; Edward, a practicing physician of Delavan, Wisconsin; Laura, at home; and Frank, who is teaching school.

William H. McCullough, reared under the parental roof, obtained his education in the district schools and afterward took up the occupation of farming, which he has always followed. He early became familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and cultivating the crops and he is still busy in the work of the home place, for since his father’s death the property has not been divided and he is now concentrating his energies upon the further cultivation of a farm of one hundred and twenty-eight acres. In addition to general farming he engages in dairying, keeping from sixteen to twenty cows and shipping the milk to Milwaukee. His father built an attractive residence upon the farm and there are other good improvements upon the place. Mr. McCullough keeps everything about the farm in excellent condition and the entire place indicates his progressive spirit and the practical methods which he follows. He attends the Methodist Episcopal church and his entire life has been upright and honorable, in accord with high moral teachings. His political endorsement is given to the Republican Party, but he does not seek nor desire office as he feels that his farm duties claim his entire attention.

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