Bio: Gilchrist, William (1860 – 1903)
Surnames: Gilchrist, Aitken, Ludwig, Steihr
----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 717-718
William Gilchrist, deceased, who in his day was one of Eau Claire's best citizens, was a native of Scotland, born February 8, 1860, and lived there until 1880, when he emigrated to Canada and remained there one year, then came to the United States and located at Eau Claire in 1881. He was a mason by trade, and many of the finest buildings in the city bear the marks of his handiwork. He was an energetic and conscientious worker and a loyal citizen, well liked and much sought by his many friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. Gilchrist, deceased, who was Marion Aitken, was also a native of Scotland, and they had a family of four children, viz: William, Margaret, James and Marion, William Gilchrist, the popular implement dealer of Eau Claire, married Mrs. Cora Ludwig, of Elk Mound. James Gilchrist married Miss Kathryne Steihr, of this city.
Mr. Gilchrist was a liberal contributor to the support of the Second Congregational church, and his death, which occurred on July 9, 1903, was mourned by the entire community. Mrs. Gilchrist was a liberal contributor to the support of the Second Congregational church, and her death, which occurred February 22, 1914, was mourned by the entire community.
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