William M. Cline is a native of Cincinnati, his birth occurring in that city on November 3, 1866. He attended a Parochial school, and after finishing his education began to make his own way in the world as a metal polisher. In a few years he removed to Dayton, where he followed his trade until appointed patrolman on the police force, October 31, 1894. He made a good record as an officer and was transferred to the position of turnkey at the Third Precinct station, January 10, 1910. Mr. Cline is a member of the Foresters. He has a wife, Julia, and six children, George, Hannah, William, Mary, John and James.