Herman Wellington Huntley, 1879

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Sun, 11 Feb 2001


----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

HERMAN WELLINGTON HUNTLEY, who is engaged in farming in York Township, is a native of Clark County, having been born July 1, 1879, three miles north of Greenwood, on Giles Creek, where the sawmill was then located. His father was George Huntley. His educational opportunities were limited and he grew to manhood in the neighborhood of the mill, in which he was employed from the age of 13 to that of 19 years. He then began farming and lumbering, working on the farm in summer and in the woods in winter. He had located on a tract of forty acres in Section 17, York Township, it consisting of wild land with brush to the edge of the wagon road. Mr. Huntley had nothing but his hands when he began, and only one dollar in money. His wife owned a cow, but it was two years before he got one horse, and two years more before he got another to make a team. His first residence on the farm was a tar-paper shanty, 12 by 20 feet in size, which was so poorly built that when it rained he and his wife had to put up an umbrella and spread oilcloth on the bed. As soon as he was able, Mr. Huntley erected a good frame house and used the old shanty
for a barn. He has now a good basement barn 36 by 44 feet in size, and a silo 10 by 28 feet. His farm is well cleared and he is successfully raising Guernsey cattle, Belgian horses and Poland-China hogs.

He belongs to the Woodman's Lodge, and has served on its official board.

Mr. Huntley was married. Feb. 16, 1905, to Florence, daughter of Horace Lawrence, she being born in York Township, Clark County. He and his wife have two children-Irene and Carroll.



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