Bio: Gibbons, A. M. (1881)


Surnames: Gibbons, Mead, Fenn

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

A. M. GIBBONS, Eau Claire, was born in Ross County, Ohio, and is now in the forty-fifth year of his age. His father was James H. Gibbons, and his mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Mead. He came at an early age with his parents to Illinois. His educational advantages were in the main, only such as were afforded by the common schools of the county. He finished his schooling with one year at an academy at Granville, Ill. He was a close student, especially during this last year at Granville. He read law with Ira I. Fenn, of Illinois, and was admitted to the Bar in 1857, by the Supreme Court at Ottawa. He at once opened an office, and practiced his profession. In about two years he concluded to seek a different field. He went first to Peoria and from there to Colorado, where he found many people living in tents and wagons. The resources of the country were then only conjecture. He at once pushed on for Oregon. Many were the encounters and escapes he met with on the journey. He arrived in Portland, Oregon, in the Fall of 1859, and commenced the practice of law, which he continued until February, 1861, when he closed up and went to Washington. He was among the first volunteers of the war. After his service, he returned to Illinois, and again to the practice of his profession. He was a delegate to the "National Union Convention" at Philadelphia in 1866. He is an active Republican.



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