Biography of William I. Brardsley
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William I. Beardsley was born in the city or Albany, N, Y., Au- gust, 1842, and is a son of Leonard Beardsley, who came with his family to Grand Rapids in 1854, where he made matches one year, then went to Cannonsburg, and there ran a farm and wool carding mill, He also built the first cider mill in Kent county. It was located at Cannonsburg, and was built in 1859. William L. was a soldier in the late war, in Co. H, 21st Mich. Vol. Inf., and participated in the battles ot Perryville, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge, Atlanta, Savannah, Bentonville and others. He was married Jan. 10, 1869, to Victoria B. Livingston, by whom he has three children, Olo M., Ada Z. and Ella B. Mr. Beardsley came to Algoma in 1878, and now runs the "Star" saw mill.

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