Item 1999.937.13 - William McVicar

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William McVicar

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CA DHM 1999.937.0-1999.937.13

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  • 1903 (Creation)

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4" x 8.5" (b/w)

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Portrait of William A. McVicar as a young man sitting on a chair wearing glasses, a dark suit, white vest and tie. Written on back "Mr. McVicar for Blackfoot Daily Bulletin"

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History: William Arthur McVicar was born March 13, 1876 at Grenville Township, Quebec to Dougald McVicar and Mary Ann Bagsley. He moved with his parents to Grand Valley, Manitoba in 1879. He grew up in Brandon, Manitoba and learned the trade of a printer. He went to Philadephia, Pennsylvania around 1903 and worked in the newspaper industry. In 1910, he moved to Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho. William was employed at the Idaho Republican newspaper for four years and the Blackfoot Optimist newspapers for two and a half years. He then started the McVicar Printing Company in 1916 and the Evening Bulletin newspaper in 1917. William McVicar was married to Mary Lynch on August 14, 1909 at Salt Lake, Utah. He lived in Blackfoot, Idaho until his death on March 16, 1953.

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