Bio: Skinner, F. R. (1881)


Surnames: Skinner, Goldsmith, Bogg, Mosier

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 332

F. R. SKINNER, M. D., Eau Claire, was born in Utica, N. Y., April 21, 1831. His father was one of the pioneer Universalist preachers of New York State, and was editor of the Universalist Magazine and Gospel Advocate, a weekly paper published in Utica, and had at one time Dr. E. H. Chapin working in his office. The subject of our sketch began his education in the old Utica Academy; was at Clinton Liberal Institute one year, Utica Academy five or six years, and at Springfield Wesleyan Academy preparing for college. He entered Dartmouth College in the Fall of 1849, and graduated in 1852. He then went to Castleton, Vt., to study medicine, and graduated in 1854. He attended a course of medical lectures in New York City, and after reading awhile with Prof. Goldsmith, and also Dr. Bogg, of Utica, he took a general tour of the West and Southwest. He located in Stevens Point in the Fall of 1855, and commenced the practice of medicine; was taken sick in the Spring of 1856, and returned to New York. He left there and settled in Eau Claire, in July, 1857, spending a few months in Stillwater, Minn., learning banking business. In the interim, built and started a drug store in Eau Claire, which he ran until Spring, 1869, when he sold out to Farr, French & Co. Not in any business since. Married in Eau Claire, Jan. 16, 1864, to Mrs. Anna Mosier.



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