Bio: Playter, E. H. (1881)


Surnames: Playter, Randall, Denison, Latimer

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

E. H. PLAYTER, druggist, came to Eau Claire, June 8. 1857, and engaged in lumbering business with Ingram & Kennedy for five years; then, after being in drug business for four or five years, was in the employ of Ingram & Kennedy again for seven years. He was the first City Treasurer, serving five consecutive terms; he was Town Treasurer of the old town of West Eau Claire, in 1862, and held that office most of the time until the organization of the city; he has been Treasurer, for about ten years, of the West Side Joint School District No. 3. He established his present business in 1874, in partnership with L. E. Latimer, who still continues with him. Mr. Playter was born in Ottawa, Canada West, Jan. 1, 1839, and lived there, with the exception of one year, until he came to Eau Claire. He was married in Eau Claire, in December, 1862, to Mirie U. Denison, who was born in Madison County, N. Y., and died, Jan. 6, 1880, leaving two children, Charles H. and Owen D. Mrs. Playter was a daughter of U. T. and Mary (Randall) Denison. She came to Eau Claire in 1857, where her father died; her mother is still living here. Mr. Playter is a member of the A. F. & A. M.



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