Percival W. McClelland, Monona, Ia., was born in Licking County, Ohio, on Oct. 14, 1846, son of Rev. E.J. and Miranda (Wescot) McClelland, natives of New York. Mr. and Mrs. McClelland were the parents of three children, two sons and one daughter--Frank W., Celestia B. (deceased), and Percival W. Percival W. was educated at the State University of Iowa, graduating in 1873; from that time up to 1877 he taught school, when he was elected as Superintendent of the schools of Clayton County, holding the office for four years. In 1880 he married Miss Mary Ann Winkley, a daughter of Alonzo Winkley, a prominent citizen of Monona. She was born in Meriden, N.H., March 21, 1860. Mr. and Mrs. McClelland are the parents of one child. Mr. McClelland is a member of the I.O.O.F., Elkader Lodge, No. 103.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1049-1050
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