Bio: Wilcox, Nelson C. (1881)

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Surnames: Wilcox, Bellinger, Tewkesbury

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 337

NELSON C. WILCOX, Eau Claire, was born in the town of Whitestown, Oneida Co., N. Y., Jan. 1, 1836, and lived there until 1855, when for one year he resided in Oxford, N. Y. He came from there to Eau Claire, Oct. 25, 1856; he was employed in a saw-mill for a few weeks; then entered the store of Chapman & Thorp, where he was employed as salesman until 1862, when he engaged in hardware business for two and a half years; he was then in Massachusetts a year and a half. Returning to Eau Claire, he engaged in logging about two years, and entered the employ of the Eau Claire Lumber Company as salesman, and remained with them, having charge of their mercantile department, until April 1, 1880, when he became a member of the firm of G. B. Chapman & Co. He was married, in Chicago, to his present wife, Mrs. Angle T. Bellinger, nee Tewkesbury. They have three children Roy Porter, Nelson James and Joseph Thorp. Mr. Wilcox was Town Treasurer three terms; he is now a member of the Common Council.

 

 


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