Bio: Pinkum, John P. (1881)


Surnames: Pinkum, Hooker

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 330

JOHN P. PINKUM, of Empire Lumber Co., Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1855, and located at Eau Claire. Was employed as carpenter and millwright until 1862; then employed by Dole, Ingram & Kennedy, as engineer in saw mill for one season; assisted in building present saw mill, in the Fall of 1863, for Ingram. Kennedy & Co.; he was then a partner in the concern. The firm, in 1881, formed into what is now called the Empire Lumber Co., of which he is a member, and acts as manager of the mills for that company. He was born in Starks, Somerset Co., Me., Aug. 26, 1834. Was married in Orleans, N. Y., April 12, 1855, to Elmira Hooker, who was born in New York. They have four children living Nellie, Netta, Myra and Annie. They have lost five sons.



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