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McKinstry, Willard D., editor of the Watertown Daily Times, was born at Fredonia, Chautauqua county, N. Y., October 1, 1850. His education was obtained in the public schools, the Fredonia Academy arid the State Normal. He learned the printing business in the office of the Fredonia Censor, of which newspaper his father was publisher. In 1872 he purchased the Dunkirk Journal, remaining there until 1884, and removed to Watertown in 1886. He was at first employed as news editor on the Times, then assistant editor and at the death of Mr. Brockway became its editor, and has filled that position until this time. He was appointed as the Republican member of the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Flower and served one year under Governor Morton's administration.

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