Bio: Churchill, Washington (b. 1824)
Contact: Sandra Wright
Surnames: Churchill, Johnson, Converse
----Source: Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin (1891-1892) Page 404
Churchill, Washington (born 9 Mar 1824)
Washington Churchill, farmer, P.O. Porterís Mills, Eau Claire County, is a son of William and Isabella (Johnson) Churchill, natives of Vermont, of English descent, and was born in Clinton County, N.Y., March 9, 1824. He attended the district school until the age of seventeen years, and then worked on his fatherís farm until he was twenty-three years old, when he began for himself. He remained in New York until 1850, and then moved to Vermont, where he lived for four years, going thence to Columbia County, Wis., where he remained three years. He then moved to Eau Claire County, and bought 160 acres of land in section thirty-one, Brunswick Township, where he has lived since. February 25, 1847, Mr. Churchill married Mary L., daughter of Edward and Leah Converse, and they are the parents of ten children, six of whom are living: Helen M., Edward W., Melinda A., Perrin W., Wilbur D., and Bernie A. Mr. Churchill has been chairman of the county board five years, town treasurer two years, assessor three terms, and town clerk then years. In politics he favors the prohibition party. At the annual meeting of the State Grange, held in Reedsburg, in December, 1891, Mr. Churchill was elected master.
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