Biographical sketch of JAMES A. MENZIES from the book entitled, "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.
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JAMES A. MENZIES
The Yale Expositor, one of the newsy and ably conducted journels (sic) of eastern Michigan, is owned and edited by James A. Menzies, at Yale, St. Clair county.Mr. Menzies was born in Amherstburg, Ontario, January 27, 1860, but when an infant was brought to Michigan by his parents, James and Allison Menzies, who located in Macomb county, where they lived until James A. was fourteen years of age, when he went to Detroit and there attended school for three years.He then returned to Amherstburg, where he again attended school during the winter months for a year or two, and then, returning to Michigan, was employed in the office of the Armada Telegraph for a year, as he was also at Romeo and Richmond.In May, 1882, he established the Yale Expositor, which now has a circulation of twelve hundred.The Expositor is an ably edited, newsy sheet that is doing much to advance the interests of Yale in its constant advocacy of all that tends to make a better community.
Mr. Menzies was united in marriage at Armada, Macomb county, Michigan, to Miss Elizabeth Granger on the 23rd of September, 1886.This lady was born in Macomb county, and is a daughter of Louis and Harriet A. Granger.They have three children living, Leslie J., Ruth E. and Marjorie T., while Stewart G. and Allison died, aged respectively nine and six years.
In 1890 Mr. Menzies extended the field of his journalistic operations by establishing the Brown City Bee, in Sanilac county, but later disposed of this journal, the Yale Expositor requiring all his attention.
Mr. Menzies is a trenchant and fluent writer and sustains Republican principles with grace, ease and force seldom exhibited.The Expositor, its proprietor and his amiable wife have each contributed in a most commendable manner to the commercial, intellectual and moral forces that have made Yale one of the model residence towns in eastern Michigan.
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