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    W. F. CANTWELL, editor and proprietor of the Covington Gazette, was born in the city of New York, and learned the printer's trade in the East. Corning west, he worked in Cincinnati until 1883, in association with his brother, the late Robert Cantwell, and then came to Covington. The brothers purchased the Gazette from W A. Browne, now of Greenville, Ohio, and the business was conducted under the firm name of R.& W. F. Cantwell, which style is retained. This is a live journal, devoted to the interests of Miami County; is issued every Thursday, and is independent in politics.

    The late Robert Cantwell, whose death occurred on March 18, 1908, enlisted at Boston in the Federal Army when only seventeen years of age, and served as a member of Company E, First Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, until it was discharged. Mr. Cantwell was married in 1886 to Mrs. Catherine Widener, of Covington, who survives him.

    Another of the three brothers, Rev. Dr. J. S. Cantwell (who died at Chicago in December, 1907), was a prominent minister and editor in the Universalist denomination, and at the time of his decease was the Western Editor of the Universalist. Leader, published in Boston, Mass.

    W. F. Cantwell was admitted to the Masonic fraternity at Newport, Kentucky, when a young man, becoming a member of Robert Burns Lodge, and he is an active member of the Covington Lodge, in which he served a term as Senior Warden and six years as Secretary. He is a citizen zealous for the prosperity of the city, and his pen is ever ready to interest his fellow citizens in public spirited movements.

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