Bio: Burroughs, R. D. (1881)


Surnames: Burroughs

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 317

R. D. BURROUGHS, freight clerk, C, St. P., M. & O. R. R. Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1864, and located at Portage. Wis. Was first employed at Reeseville as baggage-master, telegraph operator, etc., on C, M. & St. P. R. R. for eighteen months. In 1873, went to Lake Superior and clerked in general store there for several months, after which was at Humboldt, Mich., employed on M., H. & O. R. R. as baggage-master, freight clerk, etc., for two months. Farmed in Iowa for some three years; was then at Chippewa Falls employed as night clerk in Waterman House for a year; afterward had charge of a grocery business for eighteen months. Came to Eau Claire, Dec. 6, 1880, and has since been engaged in present capacity. He was born in Troy, Ohio, June 13, 1852.



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