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Guthrie, William J., was born in Watertown, June 29, 1852, a son of William and Nancy (Neville) Guthrie, natives of Canada, and came to Watertown about 1850, and he died in Canada and his widow in Antwerp. They had a family of four children, two sons and two daughters. William J. Guthrie was educated in Antwerp and in 1869 came to Philadelphia and engaged in farming. In 1882 he bought a livery business and was in that some years, when he engaged in the meat business, which is his present occupation. January 1, 1877, he married Julia A. Carpenter of Antwerp, and they have one son, Henry P. Mr. Guthrie is a Republican in politics and has been constable and deputy sheriff for nine years. In 1897 he was appointed postmaster at Philadelphia He is a member of Court Philadelphia No. 502, I. O. F. He and wife attend the Congregational church, of which his wife is a member. Mr. Guthrie is at present a member of the Board of Education and has been trustee of the village.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898