Bio: Thomas, Evan O. (1881)


Surnames: Thomas, Foster

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 335

EVAN O. THOMAS, agent C, St. P., M. & O. R. R., and W. & M. R. R., came to Wisconsin in Spring of 1866, and located at La Crosse Valley. Farmed, clerked, and also taught school for two Winter terms, and resided there for two years. Then clerked for M. & St. P. R. R., at Black River Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie, up to Summer of 1871. Then entered the employ of W. W. R. R. Co., as freight clerk and telegraph operator, located at Menomonie. Was there for nearly four years, and had charge of R. R. station for three years. Came to Eau Claire, December, 1874, to fill present position. He was born at Dundaff, Pa., Feb. 26, 1842. He enlisted, September, 1861, as private in 52d Pa. I. Was in peninsular campaign, in army of Potomac; was at siege of Charleston, S. C, served under Gen. Foster, and was wounded in right hand at battle of Fair Oaks. Was at time of discharge, in 1865, holding rank of orderly sergeant. He was married in Menomonie, Wis., January, 1873, and has three children Fred. W., David Everett and Edna.



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