Bio: Churchill, Benjamin J. (1881)

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Surnames: Churchill, Pratt

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 319

BENJAMIN J. CHURCHILL was born in the town of Champlain, Clinton Co., N. Y., Feb. 22, 1831, and lived there until September, 1853, when he came to Columbus, Columbia Co., and engaged in teaching Winters, and in carpenter work Summers. From Columbus he came to Eau Claire County, in June, 1857, and located in the town of Brunswick, where he engaged in farming for twelve years. He came to Eau Claire in March, 1869, and engaged in real estate business until 1880. He was County Treasurer eight years, from 1871 until 1879, and has held various city, town and county offices. He was Supervisor and Chairman of the town of Brunswick most of the time while there; was Town Treasurer, and after coming to Eau Claire was Supervisor of the town of Eau Claire, member of the Village Board, and Assessor of the First District of the city of Eau Claire three years, while County Treasurer. He is a member of the firm of G. B. Chapman & Co., who are extensive merchants and dealers in grain, coal, etc. He was married in Columbus, Oct. 25, 1856, to Hannah E. Pratt, who was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. They have four children Jennie E., Charles, Cora E. and Homer. Mr. Churchill is a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Temple of Honor.

 

 


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