William A. Bell, farmer on sec. 12, Aetna Tp., is a native of Canada, and is a son of John A. and Margaret (Johnson) Bell. He remained with his parents until he was 22 years of age, acquiring his education and fitting himself for the vocation of farmer. At that age he bought 80 acres of land, under partial improvements, where he now resides and on which he has recently built a fine barn. sixty acres of his land are cultivated. He is a Republican in principle and action, and himself and family attend the M.E. Church.
He was married at Grand Rapids, July 6, 1874, to Edna J., daughter of Edmund and Mary (House) Groom, and their children are Alverta M., born Dec. 23, 1877 and Ray B., born Sept. 8, 1879.
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