Biography of Durlin McTaggert
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DURLIN McTAGGART resides on an eighty acre farm in section 12, Pine Valley Township, Clark County. He was born in Canada West, March 21, 1850, son of William and Nancy McTaggart, natives of England, who came to Canada when young. The subject of this sketch started out in life, working in the woods of Canada for $8 per month. in 1880 he went to Illinois where he worked for three years. In 1884 he came to Clark County, Wisconsin, and bought the farm on which he now lives.

Mr. McTaggart was married, July 18, 1884, to Mrs. Rivers, who was born at Bangor, Maine, November 4, 1846. Her parents, R. L. and Mary Mains, were natives of Ireland and are deceased. They settled in Maine in 1820, afterward moved to Canada, and in 1856 to Clark County, Wisconsin, as pioneers in a wilderness. By her first husband Mrs. McTaggart had two children: Della T. and Cloy. The former, a graduate of the Green Bay schools, was an amiable young lady, and when her death occurred, April 1, 1889, she was mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Politically Mr. McTaggart is a Republican, and takes an active interest in the success of his party.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.