Bio: Lamb, Will H. (1881)


Surnames: Lamb, Congdon, Ward

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 326

WILL H. LAMB came to Eau Claire in January, 1880, and was associated with the Daily Free Press, as business manager, until December, 1880, and commenced publication of the Daily and Weekly Leader, April 29. 1881. Mr. Lamb was born in Woodstock, Vt., July 28, 1849, and lived there until 1851, when, with his parents, Nathan and Ellen Ward Lamb, he moved to Watab, Minn., eighty-four miles above St. Paul. His father went there as post trader among the Winnebago Indians; he now lives at Eureka Springs, Ark.; his mother being unable to endure the climate of Arkansas, lives in Southern Minnesota. Mr. Lamb learned the printer's trade at St. Cloud, in 1866, working on the St. Cloud Journal. He afterward purchased the St. Cloud Times, and was burned out within nine days after the purchase, but continued the publication without the loss of a single issue. Three years later he sold the paper, and for a year was engaged in the book and stationery business. He started a paper at Anoka, Minn., and in 1875, went from the latter place to Minneapolis, and established the Daily Evening Journal, but sold out soon after, and engaged in job printing for a year and a half; he then removed to Glencoe, Minn., and bought the Weeklv Glencoe Enterprise, remaining there until he came to Eau Claire, where he was married Sept. 1, 1880, to Miss Mary E. Congdon, a daughter of Alvah Congdon, one of the early settlers of this place.



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