Bio: Fletcher, Asa (1881)

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Surnames: Fletcher, Sawyer, Metcalf

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 322

ASA FLETCHER came to Eau Claire in October, 1874, and has since been engaged in logging and lumbering, except two Winters, and since 1876 in the livery business. He was born, July 9, 1839, in the town of Madison, Somerset Co., Me., and resided in that State until 1862, when he went to California, where he engaged in mining in Siskiyou County until the arrival of his wife, in 1863. Then, with his family, he removed to Santa Clara Valley. In February, 1870, they settled near Ottawa, Kan., and built the first store in Princeton, of that State, carrying on mercantile and live-stock business. In 1874, he came to Eau Claire. He was married in Madison, Me., Jan. 19, 1862, to Mary C. Sawyer, who was born in Anson, Me., and is a daughter of Luke Sawyer, who died in October, 1878, and Nancy (Metcalf) Sawyer, who died in August, 1863. Mr. Fletcher is a son of Parrit and Susan (Sawyer) Fletcher. His father died, April, 1877, and his mother lives in Madison, Me. He has three children Fred E., born in Mayfield, Santa Clara Co., Cal., Feb. 27, 1864; Alvin L., born in Mayfield, Cal., Sept. 19, 1868, and Gertrude M., born in Eau Claire, Oct. 18, 1875; and has lost one daughter, Nancy M., born in California, Aug. 30, 1867, and died Oct. 12, 1867. Mr. Fletcher is a member of the A., F. & A. M. and A. O. U. W.

 

 


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