Note: Willaim Valores Uttley was born in Elmira, Ontario on January 1st, 1865 and died May 26th, 1944. His father was Samuel Uttley and his mother was Mary Baxter Taylor. William received his early education in Kitchener and qualified as a teacher. After three years of classroom work at Doon he entered the newspaper business as an employee of the Berlin Publishing Company, later becoming the editor of the News Record. He developed the publication as a daily paper and in time became the majority stockholder of the company. It was through his efforts that the News Record became a daily twenty-five years ago. In 1919 he sold his controlling interest and moved to his native Elmira where he purchased the Signet from George Klinck and became editor and proprietor for a few years before going into retirement. In his later years he completed and published a history of Kitchener. While living in Kitchener he took an active interest in civic affairs, serving as a member of the City Council for a number of terms. During his retirement years he was intensely interested in collecting historical data. He was one of the originators of the Waterloo Historical society. he was a Past Master of the Masonic Order. In politics he was conservative. Surviving are his wife, formerly Sara Matthews of Doon, two daughters, Mrs B.H. Tanner (Vera) of Toronto and Mrs. Harry (Kathleen) Weichel. [Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume, 1944] *** Was born July 1st, 1865. He was educated in the puplic schools of the village and the Berlin High School. As a boy, he haunted the village printery, bound to become an editor. After leaving High School, he was a public school teacher for four years. He studied shorthand, (privately) and graduated from the Toronto Business College. He began active newspaper work on the St. Louis Chronicle in Missouri. In 1897 he, with others was instrumental in founding the Berlin Daily Record. Later the plant with the oldest daily in the county, The News was acquired and amalgamated to form "The News Record" This paper and it's editor are valued in Berlin for their loyality to the town's interests and for their progressiveness in general. Thus far William has declined public honors, but has consented to be a member of the Berlin Board of Trade. Any success in life attained by William, has come hard, being won in the face of difficulties on every side. But energy, industry and perseverance will win. Of him, his fellow citizens say "He is a useful citizen", which is no mean tribute. For his native village William has always shown a deep affection and a keen interest in it's welfare. [Enterprising Elmira, 1903]
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