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Title: William Malada
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Many years ago the father of the subject of this sketch crossed the ocean from Ireland, his native country, and sought the shores of the new world. He had heard of the opportunities opening up in this country and, desiring to benefit himself and his descendants, determined to seek new fields and surround himself with new and better conditions. Accordingly, he came over in a sailing vessel, and eventually established his permanent home in Warren county, Indiana. He possessed all the thrift usually ascribed to the people of the Emerald Isle, and ere long was in good financial condition, having been a hard worker from his early youth. And some of the industry characteristic of the Celtic race seems to have descended to his son, the subject, for he has made a success of his life work and is a prosperous merchant at the town of Winthrop.

William Malada was born on October 24, 1856, in Warren county, Indiana, and is the son of Bryant and Margaret (Rowley) Malada. As stated, the father was born and reared in Ireland and there received some educational training in the common schools, and when a young man he left his ancestral home and spent the rest of his life in the United States, taking up farming, which he made his life work and at which he was fairly successful all the while, eventually becoming a large land owner and one of the leading farmer of his community.

William Malada was reared on the home place and there he worked hard when a boy during the crop seasons, attending the district schools during the winter months until he had received a practical education; in fact, he took up farming for his life work and followed the same with ever-increasing success until 1911, when he turned his attention to merchandising and established a store in the town of Winthrop, where he is still engaged, having built up a large increasing business, drawing his customers from over a stock of goods. He believes in dealing honestly with his customers and therefore he has won their confidence and good will.

Mr. Malada was married on March 28, 1886, to Mirah Woods, daughter of William and Isabella Woods. Politically, Mr. Malada is a Democrat, but he has never been especially active in public affairs.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000966
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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