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Transcribed biography of W. A. Bliss

W. A. BLISS was born in Guilford, Windom Co., Vt., March 2, 1830, and is the eldest of three children of William A. and Sopronia T. (Stimpson) Bliss, two of whom are living. His father was a native of Connecticut, born October 15, 1806, but moved to Massachusetts, where he lived until manhood and married. Both he and his wife were firm believers in Christianity, and belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church. She died, October 15, 1863, and he January 11, 1882. W. A. Bliss lived with his parents until his manhood and afterward took care of them. He is a natural engineer. He has been variously engaged, but has now 183 acres, 140 of which are improved. On October 29, 1856, he was married in St. Joseph County, Mich., to Hanna Gray, of La Grange County, daughter of Abram and Sarah Gray. To this union five children have succeeded, three of whom survive - Louise, wife of Monroe Hill; Minnie; William J, deceased; Cora L.; and Helen, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bliss are members of the Presbyterian Church. They have certain relics which have been in the family over two hundred years. In politics, Mr. Bliss is a strong Republican.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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