Bio: McVicar, Archibald (1881)


Surnames: McVicar, Armstrong

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 327

ARCHIBALD McVICAR, dealer in agricultural implements, Eau Claire, is a son of Archibald and Jennie McVicar, who came to Wisconsin in the Summer of 1856. Mr. McVicar, Sr., was engaged in farming and lumbering, in partnership with four brothers. They were in Downsville, now the town of Union, before coming to Eau Claire. He died in February, 1878, his wife having died in the Fall of 1865. Archibald McVicar, Jr., was born in New Brunswick, May 29. 1839, and lived there until he came to Wisconsin in 1855, being in Waukesha County and Menomonie before coming to Eau Claire in 1856. He was engaged in farming for eight years before coming lo Eau Claire. After his arrival, he was engaged in lumbering until 1868 or 1869, then in stock buying for three years, and agent for Wheeler & Wilson sewing machine for three years. He commenced dealing in agricultural implements in 1874 or 1875 and has since continued in that business, dealing extensively in mill machinery, agricultural implements and handles carriages. He was married in Eau Claire, Dec. 25, 1868, to Abbie A. Armstrong, who was born in Maine, and is a daughter of Calvin Armstrong. Douglas, a brother of Archibald McVicar, served in Co. G. 16th Wis. V. I., and died at Memphis. Tenn. His remains were brought to Eau Claire and interred in the cemetery.



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