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Earl Billings

BILLINGS, GRINNELL

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 13:15:52

Earl Billings, editor and proprietor “Ogden Reporter”, Ogden, was born in Montgomery county, New York, May 1, 1837, and when about fifteen years of age he with his parents moved to Rock county, Wisconsin, while there he was married to Miss Ada Grinnell, November 7, 1859, a short time afterward he removed to Madison, Wisconsin and engaged in a foundry and machine ship with his father-in-law, and from there he went to Evansville, Wisconsin, and three years later to Parkersburg, Iowa and engaged in the sale of agricultural implements, and soon afterward began the study of law with Judge Converse and was admitted to practice in November 1871, by Judge Ruddick, in October 1873, he removed to Lake City, Calhoun county, bought and edited the “Calhoun County Journal” where he continued about one year, coming to Ogden October 1, 1874, he purchased the “Ogden Reporter” which he has managed very successfully since, his family consists of one daughter: Lula

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