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William Christie, Jr., was elected in the fall of 1880, and has since served as township clerk of Franklin township. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 13th of September, 1847, and is the son of William and Jeannette (Alexander) Christie, both natives of Scotland. When five years of age, William moved to Dodge county, Wisconsin, where he was reared and educated. After attending the common schools he went to Beloit college to finish his education. He then began teaching, and was thus engaged about two years, when he attended a two years course at the Oshkosh Normal school. In 1876 became to Cass county, and first taught a number of terms at Marne, and there remained until coming to Wiota, where he entered the grain business. Carrying out that business about four years, he then began investing money, and has since been engaged in that occupation. Mr. Christie was married in April, 1881, to Miss Margaret Wood, a native of Illinois. They have one child--Ralph Waldo. Mr. C. was elected to the position of supervisor of Cass county, in the fall of 1883, and has also held the position of secretary of the school board.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 806.

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