Bio: White, Samuel (1881)


Surnames: White, Jordan, Tollis, Graham

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 336

SAMUEL WHITE, Eau Claire, was born in Devonshire, England, Dec. 2, 1835, and came to America with his parents in 1839. locating in Canada, where he learned the machinist trade and lived until 1855, when he went to Ferrysburg, near Grand Haven, and resided there until January, 1862, when he came to Eau Claire, where he has since resided. He was employed as engineer and machinist by Chapman & Thorp for three years. In 1865, he entered into partnership with Hiram P. Graham and Robert Tollis, who, under the firm name of Graham, White & Co., managed a foundry, machine shop, sash, door and blind factory, lumbering, mercantile business and flouring mills. They now run lumbering and flour mills, and are the principal owners of the Dells Lumber Co. Mills, on Dells Pond, two and a half miles north of Eau Claire. They employ from fifty-five to sixty men, and will cut this year from 10,000,000 to 12,000,000. They saw logs for other parties. Their flouring mill is a two run custom mill, at Sand Creek. Mr. White has been vice-president of the Phoenix Manufacturing Co. since its organization; their old mills and foundry were destroyed by fire, Aug. 20, 1875. He is a stockholder in the Building Association and other enterprises, and was married in Eau Claire, Nov. 8, 1871, to Clara A. Jordan, who was born in Canada.



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