Bio: Smith, W. H. (1881)

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Surnames: Smith, Weaver, Fox

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 333

W. H. SMITH, Eau Claire, was born in Calais, Washington Co., Maine, Sept. 16, 1831, and lived there until 1855, when he went to Minnesota. He was at St. Anthonys for two years, and March 29, 1858, located in Eau Claire and engaged in lumbering and running a sawmill for a year. In 1859, he established a grocery business which he has continued ever since, and has also dealt in grain and produce. He has been engaged in general mercantile business since 1860, in which year he built his present store. W. P. Weaver was in partnership with him until 1866, when Mr. Smith bought his interest in the business. Mr. Smith was Chairman of the Village Board before city organization. Has been Supervisor, etc. He was married in Eau Claire, May 8, 1862, to Kate Fox, who is a native of Wisconsin. They have four children Addie A., Herbert W., William E. and Allard. Mr. Smith is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and the A. O. U. W.

 

 


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