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Points, David

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Points, David
March 12, 2007 09:53PM
Souvenir Edition, The Williamstown Courier, Williamstown, Ky, May 30, 1901,
reprinted September 19, 1981 by the Grant County KY Historical Society.

DAVID POINTS is the fourteenth child born to Hon. William Points and
Margaret (Franks) Points and came into this world on the 21st day of
September, 1861. He grew up on his father's farm, and was taught to work
as Uncle "Billy" taught all of his boys. He did not have much opportunity
to obtain an education until grown; but spent the next five years after he
was twenty-one and a considerable part of his patrimony securing a good
education. He attended and graduated at the Georgetown College and later
took a degree at the St. Louis law school. He came to the Grant County
bar at the June term, 1886, and has been in an active practice of his
profession from that day until this. In October of 1886 he and J. H.
Westover formed a partnership in the practice of law and later, on the 30th
day of January, 1889, added the publication of the Williamstown Courier to
their partnership business. The partnership continued pleasant and
profitable until the 26th day of July, 1896, when it was dissolved by
mutual consent. In the meantime Mr. Points had served the county of Grant
two full terms as her County Treasurer and made an enviable record in that
position. Recently he and the Hon. Tim Needham have formed a partnership
in the practice of law and are located over the Bank of Williamstown.
Mr. Points has been very prominent in secret society work, especially
as a member of all branches of the I.O.O.F. He has been a delegate to the
Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F. of this state numerous times and stands high up
in the order in all of its branches.
In the fall of 1887 he contracted a marriage with Miss Clara
Cunningham, of Williamstown, and to this union three children have been
born, to-wit: Grover, James and Adalena; all bright, precocious children.
Mr. Points and his family are all members of the Baptist church and active
workers in the cause. He is the Superintendent of the Baptist Sunday
school and a good one. He is also a member of the town council and a
director in the Grant County Deposit Bank.

Points Franks Westover Needham Cunningham
Scott-KY MO

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