Bio: Bayless, Vincent W. (1881) 


Surnames: Bayless, Pomeroy

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 315

VINCENT W. BAYLESS, banker, Eau Claire. Was born in Broome Co., N. Y., Oct. 15, 1845, and moved to Kansas in 1858, locating at Highland, where he lived three years. In the Fall of 1861, he went to Dubuque, Iowa; remaining there but a few months, he returned to New York, for a year or two and taught school. He was principal of the Commercial College at Freeport, Ill., for some years, and commenced his banking career in Binghamton, N. Y., where he remained until he came to Wisconsin, in 1873, locating in Chippewa Falls. In the Summer of 1873, the First National Bank was organized, and Mr. Bayless was made cashier, which position he retained until 1876, when he came to Eau Claire and re-organized the Chippewa Valley Bank. He has been U. S. Receiver of the public moneys since May, 1878. He was married in Cortland. N. Y., Sept. 10, 1873, to Clara T. Pomeroy, who was born in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., N. Y., and is a daughter of Dr. T. C. Pomeroy, of that place. They have one child, Harry C. Mr. Bayless's father, Gen. John Bayless, was one of the founders of Highland University, a Presbyterian institution, located in Highland, Kansas. He was president of the board, and one of the anti-slavery pioneers of Kansas. Gen. Bayless returned to Binghamton in 1863, and died in that city in 1873.



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