biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM W. WINDER, a well-known citizen of New Sharon, is the eldest son of James and Eliza Winder, whose biography appears elsewhere in this book. He was born in Ross County, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1836, and spent his early life upon the farm, but came to Iowa with his family and worked with his father at the carpenter's trade at New Sharon. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. H, 8th Iowa Vol. Inf., and served with his command until May, 1862, when he was discharged on account of physical disability. Returning from the army, he again resided at New Sharon until the fall of 1864, when he returned to Ohio and learned the art of photography. In 1867 he returned to New Sharon and engaged in agricultural pnrsuits, but his impaired health not permitting such arduous labor, he discontinued farming, and in 1870 began work at the business of barbering, which he has since continued. During the year 1870 Mr. Winder was united in marriage with Miss Deborah Sharp, a daughter of Isaac and Lydia Sharp, and to them six children were born, five of whom died in infancy, and one son, Albert C., is living. Mr. Winder is a member of the Masonic fraternity and I. O. O. F. He has filled all the chairs in the fraternity of Odd Fellows save that of Secretary, and has for several years been Tyler of the Masonic Lodge. Politically Mr. Winder is a Republican, but takes no especial interest in politics aside from supporting the candidates and advocating the principles of his party. Mr. Winder is a quiet, unassuming citizen, and a man of irreproachable character, enjoying in a large degree the esteem of his friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy