Bio: Phelps, George

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----Source: 1881 History of Northern WI, pages 1029-30.


Biographical Sketch of George S. Phelps.

GEORGE S. PHELPS, druggist. Medford, was born at Alburg Springs, Vt., Nov. 19, 1839; he came with his father to Wisconsin in 1855, and settled on a farm iniFond du Lac Co., on about 800 acres; in 1862, enlisted in the 2d Wis. Cav.; was mustered out of the service in 1865. as 2d Lieutenant; he then returned home to the farm, where he found his father raising fine stock; in November, 1874, he came to Taylor Co., and located at Westboro; in the spring of 1875, was elected Justice of the Peace; moved to Medford, and opened his office; became interested in the drug business with Dr. Hubble, until 1877; the firm was G. S. Phelps & Co.; in 1 879, he bought the entire business, which is worth $2,000 a year; in 1878, he was made Judge. In 1879, he married Miss "Eleanor Miller, of Greenbush, Wis., at the residence of W. P. Bartlett, in Eau Claire, Rev. E. E. Clough, performing the ceremony; she was at that time a teacher in the High School of that place; he and his wife belong to the M. E. Church, which they have helped to build up; he has a land agency for some 25,- 000 acres, on which to locate the emigrants coming into and building up the State.



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