William Clyde McLaughlin was born September 15, 1894 in Lancaster Fairfield County Ohio. William was one of 16 children born to Cassius Clay McLaughlin and Jennie Estella Tigner. William did not have much schooling there was a name for him at home to help on the farm, he had just a very few years in the one room schoolhouse a short distance from where he lived. Over the years William taught himself mathematics which he put to good use later on in life as a manager of a super test oil company filling station. William when off to war in 1919 where he received a disability from being gassed. While working at the gas station William amassed many friends of various colors, William always had a funny joke to tell he loved to joke around with all the people and they loved him for it. William was one of the hardest working man I have ever seen. I learn many of Williams wonderful traits, one was his word was his bond he did not need a contract to do what he said he would do. William was a really great employee for super test oil company, the business at the station where he worked was tremendous and when he had to retire business fell drastically. The owners of the company went out to his home to ask him to come back which he did for a few years and is loyal customers flocked back the cause of his kindness in his way with people. When William when off to war in 1919 he went with his Brother Clint thank goodness they both came back from that terrible war, he was also in the military during will world war two in the home guard Williams served his country well and love this country very much. William married Ruth Ethel Cooper and they had three children two daughters and one son William junior who passed away at birth. William raised his grandson from birth and thought of him as his son.
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