James R. Pritchard
JAMES R. PRITCHARD was born in the State of New York in 1844, went to Canada, graduated at the Provincial Normal School, Toronto, C.W., and the British American Commercial College.  Engaged at teaching school three years, came to Michigan in 1866 and worked on Grand Trunk Ry. four years.  Then to Alcona County in 1870 and worked for Alger, Glennie & Co. at scaling and bookkeeping. Married Miss Lettie Hood in 1881 and took charge of one of Alger, Smith & Co’s camps, where he is now employed.  Became a member of Alcona Lodge, No. 322 in 1881, at Alcona Village and continues membership.        
(Bibliography:  “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 278)
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