Paul S. Ware (1863 – )


Paul S. Ware is a member of the firm of Ware & Brynildsen,
publishers of the Canby News.,  He has devoted a lifetime 
to newspaper work, has held several responsible government
positions, and taken a prominent part in the affairs of the
communities in which he has lived.  Mr. Ware has been a 
resident of Yellow Medicine county only about one year.

The subject of this biography was born at York, Pennsylvania,
July 15, 1863. When a small child he was taken by his 
parents to Michigan, and he spent his boyhood days and was
educated in that commonwealth.  At the early age of thirteen
years he began working at newspaper work, and practically
all his life has been devoted to that calling.  His first 
employment was on the Cheboygan Tribune.

In 1882 Mr. Ware took the management of the Pewamo 
Plaindealer and became the youngest newspaper man 
in the state of Michigan.  In the early eighties
he went to South Dakota, worked on the Huron Huronite
a short time, and then founded the Aberdeen Daily News,
which he conducted about four years.

After disposing of that property he was engaged at
Graceville, Minnesota, a short time, and then went to 
New York State, where he spent the winter and was married.

Mr. Ware came West again in 1889 and located at
Minneapolis.  With a partner he founded the Real Estate
and Financial Register, a monthly journal.  He conducted
the Thief River Falls Press seven years and during that 
time he was deputy United States Marshal under Marshal
W. J. Donahower.  Then President McKinley appointed him
secretary of the Chippewa Indian Land Commission, which he
held until the work of the commission was completed.
During his service the headquarters were at Brainerd.

In 1901, Mr. Ware bought the Flaxton, North Dakota Times
and published it nine years.  During that time he was also
United States Commissioner for North Dakota.  The next 
three years were spent in Oregon, and in the spring of 
1913 Mr. Ware came to Canby and formed the partnership with 
Mr. Brynildsen in the publication of the Canby News.

Mr. Ware has taken a prominent part in the affairs of the
Republican party in the several localities in which he has
lived.  While residing at Thief River Falls he was the 
Republican nominee for the Legislature, but went 
down to defeat during the days of Populism.  He was a 
delegate from North Dakota to the Republican national

The marriage of Mr. Ware to Leah Vail occurred at 
Broadalbin, New York, March 11, 1888.  His wife was born
in the state in which she was married.

William H. Ware, the father of the subject of this 
review, was born in Pennsylvania.  He enlisted in 
1862 in a regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers and served
three years in the Civil War, most of the time as a hospital
steward.  He was assigned to the surgeon general's office 
at Washington after the close of the war and was there two
years.  He resigned that position and moved to Jackson county,
Michigan, where he entered the ministry, being one of the 
founders of a Presbyterian college at Groton, South Dakota. 
In the late eighties Mr. ware located in Minnesota, living
for a time at Brainerd and later at Cloquet, where he died 
April 7, 1894. The mother of Paul S. Ware, Ophelia (Hirst) 
Ware, was also born in Pennsylvania.  She now resides at
Los Angeles, California."

Source:  "A History of Yellow Medicine County" by Arthur P.
Rose Published 1914

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