William H. Bright is the popular editor of the Worth County Times, at Grant City. The subject of this sketch was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, June 28, 1853. He was reared to manhood in his native county, following the occupation of farming. In 1870 he emigrated to Montgomery County, Ohio, and engaged in farming and school teaching, and in 1872 he began a tour of the United States which lasted three years. Upon returning to Ohio he resumed teaching, and in 1879 he was one fo the board of examiners and principal of the schools in Dayton, Ohio. In 1880 he came west and embarked in the printing business in the office of the Record, at Mt. Ayr, Iowa, and after a year's residence there he came to this city and purchased te time, of which he is now the editor. Mr. B was married to Miss Anna V. Musselman, February 1, 1876. They have had four children, of whom Clyde S., Walter H. and Homer are living, and Edith is deceased. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. order. He and his family belong to the M. E. Church. Mr. Bright is a man of recognized ability as a journalist, and publishes an interesting and spicy sheet, full of news, and one which is both a credit to the editor and an honor to the citizens whose cause it so ably advocates.
The History of Gentry and Worth Counties, Missouri, National Historical Co., St. Joseph, Missouri, p. 725.