Hon. William T. McCulloch

Hon. William T. McCulloch, au extensive land owner and successful farmer of Griggs County, is one of the pioneers of that region, and has acquired his possessions by judicious management and industrious habits. He is a man of active public spirit and his labors for the advancement of his county and township have gained him many friends. His present home is on section 14, in township 147, range 6o.

Our subject was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, November 1, 1842, and was a son of James and Elizabeth McCulloch. He removed to Blanchard Township, in Pearth County, Canada, with his parents when he was a young child, and there grew to manhood, and made his home with his parents until twenty-four years of age, when he began farming on rented land in Pearth county, and remained there in that vocation until 188o, when he went to Barnes county, North Dakota, and settled on land northwest of Sanborn, where he lived two years, and then removed to his present land in Griggs county, which he had previously entered claim to. He erected a shanty thereon and his resided on that tract continuously since 1882. He is now the owner of seventeen hundred acres of land in that vicinity, and has net with unbounded success in his calling.

Our subject was married, at the age of twenty-four years, to Miss Sarah A. Sonsborn, a native of Canada, who was born in 1849. Mrs. McCulloch is a daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Sonsburn, and her father was a farmer by occupation. Mr. and Mrs. McCulloch have been the parents of six children, as follows: James A., Elizabeth J., William A., Graham, Maggie and Norman. The eldest daughter, now Mrs. George Pratt, resides north of Cooperstown, North Dakota. Mr. McCulloch served as a state representative front 1891-95, during which time a special session was called to make an appropriation for the World's Columbian Exposition. He is a man who casts his vote and influence for the principles which he thinks will best benefit his county, and he is a leader among his associates, and as a man of extensive financial affairs he is recognized among the leading men of northern Griggs County.

Source: Compendium and History of North Dakota 1900 Page 189

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