Bio: Fiske, Charles W. (1914)


Surnames: Fiske, Shaw, Bailey, O’Neil, Webster, von Schrader

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 709

Charles W. Fiske, business manager of the Eau Claire Press Company, publishers of the Eau Claire Leader and The Daily Telegram, was born in Maquoketa, Iowa, February 28, 1863, the son of Wilbur F. and Myra A. (Shaw) Fiske, natives of Otsego county, New York, and pioneers of the state of Iowa. During the Civil War the father enlisted and served as a member of Company D in the 26th regiment of Iowa volunteer infantry. He was wounded in the siege of Vicksburg and died in the hospital in 1863 from the effects of disease and wounds.

Charles W. grew to manhood in Iowa and after finishing in the public schools spent two years in the University of Wisconsin and then attended the Union College of Law, from which he graduated with the class of 1886. He came to Eau Claire in 1887 and entered the office of Judge William F. Bailey, serving four years as student and clerk. In 1892 he was appointed court reporter by Judge Bailey and served in that capacity under Judges Bailey and O'Neil for fifteen years. He resigned the position in 1907 to become manager of The Daily Telegram, and in January, 1912, when the Telegram Publishing Company and the Leader Publishing Company were consolidated under the name of the Eau Claire Press Company he became business manager of the organization.

On November 22, 1894, Mr. Fiske married Miss Thekla, daughter of Otto and Mary (Webster) von Schrader, of Ottumwa, Iowa, and they are the parents of one daughter —Dorothy.



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