Biography of William H. McClain
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WILLIAM H. McCLAIN was born in Summerfield, Aug. 12, 1853, and lived in Toledo with his parents, Upton and Melinda (Viets) McClain, most of the tune until be came to Erie, in April, 1881, and settled on a farm of 150 acres on sections 15 and 16, in connection with which he carried on the business of gardener, coal merchant, and operated a feed mill. He was married in Grace Church, Toledo, Jan. 20, 1880, to Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Elias W. and Susan (Kelly) Hedges. They have six children, Grace, Inez, Helen, Florence, Walter and Leonard, all living at home. He is a member of Russell Lodge, No. 144, F. & A. M., at Lambertville, and an Episcopalian. In politics a Republican, and has held the office of drain commissioner of Erie township for six years.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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