Bio: Rowe, William (1881)


Surnames: Rowe, Smith, Reay

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 331

WILLIAM ROWE, of the firm of Smith & Rowe, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1857 with his parents, Henry B. and Lucinda (Biesicker) Rowe, who located in Mondovi, Buffalo Co. Mr. Rowe came to Eau Claire in 1867, and engaged in clerking for W. H. Smith; was with him seven years, when he established business for himself, in partnership with Stillman J. Smith, his present partner. He was born in Browntown, Luzerne Co., Pa., Dec. 31, 1849, and lived there until he came to Wisconsin. He married in Hemmingford, Quebec, Sept. 27, 1876, Mary A. Reay, who was born in that place. They have one son, Clarence H. Mr. Rowe is a member of the A. O. U. W.




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