Bio: Salter, John F. (1893)
Contact:  Glen Salter


----Sources: History of Wood County - 1923

John F. Salter, was born at Colby, Clark Co., Wis., Feb. 28, 1893, son of Richard B. and Sarah E. (Engelhardt) Salter. He was educated at Colby, graduated from the high school in 1910. He then came to Pittsville, Wood County, and for one year worked in the R.B. Salter & Sons general store. At the end of that time he entered Carroll College at Waukesha and took a two year commercial course there, being graduated in 1913. After his father’s death in 1914 he operated one of his farms for two years. In 1916 he returned to Pittsville, being a member of the R.B. Salter & Sons mercantile company. On Dec. 10, 1917, he enlisted in the army and was assigned to Quartermasters’ Corps, being first stationed at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. He was then sent to Camp Custer, Mich., then to Washington, D.C., where he remained until he sailed for France in June 1918. He was then transferred to the Headquarters Company of the 141st Field Artillery, with which he remained until the close of the war. In June 1919, he returned to the United States and was discharged at Camp Grant, July 7, 1919. He is a member of Palmer Post, No. 276, American Legion, at Pittsville, and is also fraternally affiliated with the lodge of Elks at Wis. Rapids. On Sept. 22, 1919, he was united in marriage, at Colby, Wis., to Stella Meyers, daughter of Henry and Caroline (Plutte) Meyers, prosperous farmers of that vicinity. Of this union one child has been born, John F., Jr., on June 19, 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Salter attend the Congregational Church, the latter being a member of the Aid Society.



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