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Anderson Wride was born in Yorkshire, England, Dec. 18, 1828. His parents, John and Mary Wride, were also English. His father was a teamster in the French Revolution, and witnessed the battle of Waterloo, when the army of Napoleon was ruined. Mr. Wride came to the United States in May, 1850, having attained the age of manhood on his native soil. He spent a year itt the State of New York and came to Grand Rapids in 1852. He purchased his present farm of 60 acres, on sees. 29 and 32, which he cleared and improved from the stump. He was married Dec. 25, 1857, to Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Sarah King, born in Leicestershire, Eng., in 1838. They have four children, as follows: Ellen (Mrs S. R. Peck), Esther E., Geo. A. and Irvin. Mr. Wnide proved his loyalty to the land of his adoption by enlisting in defense of her flag in August, 1864. He was enrolled in Co. B, New 3d Beg., N. V. I., was subsequently transferred to Co. F, and was honorably discharged in June, 1866. Himself and wife are members of the Congregational Church.

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