Biography of W. G. Alden
Cook County, Il Biographies

W. G. ALDEN, attorney at law, was born in Boston. Mass., in 1832, son of William and Eliza Alden, and was educated in Boston. at the Boston Latin school, from which he graduated in 1869, taking a prize for Latin scholarship. In 1870 he begon the study of law, attended lectures at the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1873, at Cambridge, Mass. He began practice in Boston the same year. In 1874 he accepted a position as teacher of Latin in the Meadville Theological Institute, where he took a theological course. In 1875 he went to Laconia, N. H., where he practiced law for two years. lie was married to Mabel E. Lawrence, daughter of Samuel L. and Ann V. Lawrence. They have two children - Teresa E., born in 1878. and Ellen F., born in 1879. In 1877 he located at Cincinnati, Ohio, where for one year he engaged in the real estate bosiness in connection with his practice of law. Mr. Alden gave a great deal of time to the study of music while in Boston. lie studied the pipe organ with Eugene Thayer at the Boston Conservatory of Music, and afterward became organist at the Vine street Congregational Church, in Cincinnati. Ohio, it having one of the largest and finest organs in the West. In 1878 he came to Chicago and, as before, combined real estate with his practice of law. In 1879 be removed to Palatine and purchased the Palatine Enterprise which he has since conducted in connection with his law practice. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1881. and is an active Republican in politics. In 187.5 he was a member of the New Hampshire State Convention. He is a member of the Scotch Presbyterian Church, and of the Masonic fraternity, A. F. & A. M., of which he is a Past Master. He is also a member of the St. Bernard Commandery, No. 35, of Chicago, Knights Templar.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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