Surname: Wylie

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Lieut-Colonel David Wylie

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now David Wylie, generally called “the father of the Press,” and certainly a journalist of great experience as well as ability, is a son of. William and Mary (Orr) Wylie, who were married in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, in 1804, and reared a family of five children, of whom David was the fourth child. Two of his brothers were sea captains, one of them of the Inman line of steamers. David was born in the village of Johnstone, parish of Paisley, March 23, 1811. Fortunately for him his father, who was a shoe dealer, was very fond of books, and encouraged David to cultivate a taste for reading, which he did at a very early age. At fourteen he was apprenticed to a printer for the period of seven years, the last half of which period he spent in the University Printing Office, Glasgow, where, at the same time he also took lessons in Latin, French, and Stenography. On completing his apprenticeship, Mr. Wylie spent three or four years on the Greenock Advertiser, there writing his newspaper items, and two or three short stories for that paper. Afterwards he had a situation on the Glasgow Guardian, removing at the end of eighteen months to Liverpool, where he was reporter and proof reader for the Mail for eight years....

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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