Bio: Lindsey, Freeman D. (8 May 1883)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
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Surnames: Lindsey, Tompkins

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 8 May 1883

Freeman D. Lindsey, the Mayor-elect of this city, is a man of considerable prominence in the politics of this section, and well calculated to act as the chief magistrate of our city. He was born in the town of North Hudson, Essex County, N. Y., February 19, 1837; received a common school and academic education. He came to Wisconsin in 1865, and settled at Neillsville where he has since resided. He entered the military service in the Union Army, and was at the siege of Petersburg, the battlers of Fort Darling, Chapin’s Farm, Drury’s Bluff, and several others, and was mustered out as Lieutenant, Co. E. 118 N. Y. Vol. He acted as sheriff of Clark County from 1871 to 1873. In the fall of 1876 he was the candidate of the Republican Party for assemblyman from this district, receiving 2,379 votes against 1,788 for J. Tompkins (Dem.). Since his residence here he has been engaged in the lumbering business quite extensively and is well known by all the business man of the county.

 

 


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