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date: 17 January 2021

Rudge, William Edwinlocked

(23 November 1876–12 June 1931)
  • John J. Doherty

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Rudge, William Edwin (23 November 1876–12 June 1931), printer and publisher, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of William Edwin Rudge, a printer, and Lavinia Knapp. William had a quiet childhood that was brought to a quick end at the age of thirteen when his father’s declining health forced him to assume increasing responsibility in the family business. The elder Rudge was a competent printer whose mainstay was printing the weekly ...

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