Bio: Buswell, S.
Poster: Janet Schwarze

1881 History of Northern, WI; page 1027.

Biographical Sketch of S. Buswell.

S. BUSWELL, proprietor of First National Hotel, Medford; was born in Penobscot Co., Maine, Nov. 22, 1836; was reared on a farm, and was engaged in trading and lumbering before coming West. He came to Medford Oct. 20, 1873, bought two lots and built a house, 18x26, "which, from the fact that it was the only house in the place, besides the station," became a hotel and was well filled by lumbermen and homesteaders. This was called the Black River House; afterward he built the "National." In 1863, Dec. 19, he married Miss Bell Carpenter, of Maine. They have one daughteróClara Louisa. He has been Chairman of the County Board, 1880; Chairman Town Board; Justice; was the first Postmaster in Medford, and belongs to the I. O. O. F. and Temple of Honor. He attends the Episcopal Church, and is now Treasurer of the school funds for 1881.



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