Bio of Paul S. WARE (b.1863), Yellow Medicine Co., MN

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PAUL S. WARE (1913)

Paul S. Ware is a member of the firm of Ware & Brynildsen, publishers 
of the Canby News.,  He has devoted a lifetime to newspaper work, has 
held several responsible government positions, and taken a prominent 
part in the affairs of the communities in which he has lived.  Mr. Ware 
has been a resident of Yellow Medicine county only about one year.

The subject of this biography was born at York, Pennsylvania, July 15, 
1863. When a small child he was taken by his parents to Michigan, and he 
spent his boyhood days and was educated in that commonwealth.  At the 
early age of thirteen years he began working at newspaper work, and 
practically all his life has been devoted to that calling.  His first 
employment was on the Cheboygan Tribune.

In 1882 Mr. Ware took the management of the Pewamo Plaindealer and became
the youngest newspaper man in the state of Michigan.  In the early eighties
he went to South Dakota, worked on the Huron Huronite a short time, and 
then founded the Aberdeen Daily News, which he conducted about four years.
  After disposing of that property he was engaged at Graceville, 
Minnesota, a short time, and then went to New York State, where he spent 
the winter and was married.

Mr. Ware came West again in 1889 and located at Minneapolis.  With a 
partner he founded the Real Estate and Financial Register, a monthly 
journal.  He conducted the Thief River Falls Press seven years and during 
that time he was deputy United States Marshal under Marshal W. J. 
Donahower.  Then President McKinley appointed him secretary of the 
Chippewa Indian Land Commission, which he held until the work of the 
commission was completed. During his service the headquarters were at 

In 1901, Mr. Ware bought the Flaxton, North Dakota Times and published it
nine years.  During that time he was also United States Commissioner for
North Dakota.  The next three years were spent in Oregon, and in the 
spring of 1913 Mr. Ware came to Canby and formed the partnership with 
Mr. Brynildsen in the publication of the Canby News.

Mr. Ware has taken a prominent part in the affairs of the Republican party
in the several localities in which he has lived.  While residing at Thief
River Falls he was the Republican nominee for the Legislature, but went 
down to defeat during the days of Populism.  He was a delegate from North 
Dakota to the Republican national convention.

The marriage of Mr. Ware to Leah Vail occurred at Broadalbin, New York,
March 11, 1888.  His wife was born in the state in which she was married.

William H. Ware, the father of the subject of this review, was born in
Pennsylvania.  He enlisted in 1862 in a regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers
and served three years in the Civil War, most of the time as a hospital
steward.  He was assigned to the surgeon general's office at Washington
after the close of the war and was there two years.  He resigned that
position and moved to Jackson county, Michigan, where he entered the
ministry, being one of the founders of a Presbyterian college at Groton,
South Dakota.  In the late eighties Mr. ware located in Minnesota, living
for a time at Brainerd and later at Cloquet, where he died April 7, 1894.
The mother of Paul S. Ware, Ophelia (Hirst) Ware, was also born in
Pennsylvania.  She now resides at Los Angeles, California.

Source: "A History of Yellow Medicine County" by Arthur P. Rose
Published 1914