Bio: Searles, Samuel W. (1881)


Surnames: Searles, Archer, Sheridan

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

SAMUEL W. SEARLES, foreman of saw mill for Empire Lumber Co., Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1869, and located at Portage for one year; came to Eau Claire in 1870. Was employed on W. W. R. R. bridge building for one season; then was engaged with Empire Lumber Co. for four years as millwright, and since then in his present capacity. Was born in Elmira, N. Y., 1841; enlisted in 1861 in 23rd N. Y. M. as quartermaster's sergeant; served two years and two months; re-enlisted in 1st N. Y. V. C; was in the army of, and last two years of service under. Gen. Sheridan; time of service four years and two months. He was married in South Virginia, in 1865, to Fannie Archer, who was born in Virginia. They have five children Charles Archer, Dora A., Sarah E., Thomas J. and Mary F.




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