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William R. Kinnaird
Mendon Twp.

William R. Kinnaird, Cashier of the First National Bank of McGregor, was born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., April 19, 1838, a son of James and Eliza (Hann) Kinnaird. His father was a native of Scotland, who came to America and settled in Kentucky when twenty-one years of age. He was engaged in the mercantile business in early life, and afterward was connected with the bank of Danville, Ky., as President and Director. William R. received an academic education in his native State, graduating from Center College. Upon leaving school he came to McGregor, Ia., and accepted a clerkship in his brother's bank, where he remained until 1860, then took a position in the same capacity in the State, now the First National Bank. He was promoted to the position of Assistant Cashier, and in 1871 was appointed to his present position. He was married Oct. 11, 1870, to Amy Lawrence, of Decorah. She was born at Rockford, Ill., a daughter of Daniel and Lydia Lawrence, nee Smith. Four children have been born unto them, viz.: William, Lawrence, Katy and James (deceased). Mr. Kinnaird is a member of Bezer Lodge, No. 135, A.F. & A.M.; Clayton Chapter, No. 40, and Honorious Commandery, No. 8. He has held the offices of City Treasurer, and Treasurer of the School Board. Politically he is a Democrat, and is classed with the prominent and influential citizens of McGregor.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 992-993


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