Bio: Elwell, R. (1881)


Surnames: Elwell, Farwell, Boree

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 321

R. ELWELL, farmer, Eau Claire, was born in Oleonte, Otsego Co., N. Y., June 22, 1833; came to Eau Claire in 1857; taught school three Winters, milling Summers; was clerking for L. W. Farwell two years, then book-keeper for Daniel Shaw & Co. until 1864. On his return from the army he returned to Shaw & Co.'s, and was with them eight years. He enlisted in August, 1864, in Co. K (new company), 5th Wis., as private; was mustered out as orderly sergeant in June, 1865. Married in Eau Claire, June 9, 1861, to Martha Boree, of that place. They have four children, of which survive Lucy, William Willis and Etta May. He belongs to the orders of I. O. O. F. and Temple of Honor.



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