Bio: Hackett, J. C. (1881)


Surnames: Hackett, Stone, Plumley

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 340

J. C. HACKETT, dealer in hardware and agricultural implements, was born in Clarendon, Rutland Co., Vt., Aug. 8, 1827. When he was a youth of ten or eleven years his parents moved with their family to Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. He lived there until he was twenty-one years of age, when he returned to Vermont and learned his trade of carpenter and joiner, remained in Vermont about five years, then returned to Massena where he resided until the Spring of 1856, when he came to Sauk Co., Wis., in August of the same year he came to Augusta and engaged in carpenter and joiner and millwright business; he also opened a farm, continued to work at his trade four or five years, lived on his farm two or three years, then purchased an interest in hardware business, being associated with Corilus Stone and Harvey R. Plumley, under the firm name of Stone, Hackett & Co., which continued for about two years when Stone and Plumley disposed of their interest in the business to Brown & Eaton, three or four years later Mr. Hackett sold out to Brown & Eaton. Afterward the firm of Hackett, Plumley & Hebard was organized in the Fall of 1875, Mr. Plumley retired from the firm, since then Messrs. Hackett and Hebard have carried on the business. Mr. Hackett was married Jan. I, 1857, to Charlotte F. Stone, a native of Massena, N. Y. They have three children living Ira S., Mary and Elsie L. Lost one daughter, who died in infancy. Mr. H. has held various town and county offices, and is now Chairman of the Town Board, has held that position several years. He is president of the Pioneer Society of Augusta. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. Besides carrying on business in town he has been quite extensively engaged in farming and also lumbering for three Winters.



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