Bio: Harlow, Dewitt C. (1881)

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Surnames: Harlow, Cobb, Maddy, Sellers

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 323

DEWITT C. HARLOW, millwright, Valley Lumber Company, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1845; located at Janesville; employed at carriage building for four years; then at ship-yard in Green Bay for some two years. He has been a licensed Government engineer since 1852. He built the following steamers: "H. S. Allen," 1855; "Chippewa," 1856; "Chippewa Valley," 1858, and also several barges on the Mississippi River; was employed on that river for eleven years in the capacity of engineer, millwright, etc.; was then employed as millwright in Hannibal, Mo., up to Spring of 1876. Afterward built a planing mill at Minneapolis, Minn., for Bedford, Baker & Boise, and rebuilt mill of French Lumber Company, at Chippewa Falls, Wis., and also rebuilt mill of Chippewa Falls Lumber & Boom Company. He came to Eau Claire in the Fall of 1879, and has been engaged in present capacity since. He was born, Jan. 2, 1826, at Limerick. N. Y., and was married in Janesville, Oct. 8, 1847, to Geraldine Cobb, who was born in Watertown, N. Y. They have three children Frank W., engineer in Colorado; Emma W., now Mrs. Maddy; Ella J., now Mrs. Sellers, at Chippewa Falls.

 

 


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