Bio: Guthrie, William (1914)

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Surnames: Guthrie, Dougherty, Rasmusen, Baird

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 723

William Guthrie, retail sales manager of the John H. Kaiser Lumber Company, was horn September 10, 1842, in Derry county, Ireland, the son of Samuel and Wray Guthrie, of Scotch-Irish descent, who spent their whole lives in Ireland, where the father followed the occupation of farming. They were the parents of nine children, as follows: William; Elizabeth; Nancy; Jane; Margarett, Sarah; Robert, who lives on the home farm; Samuel, of Union township, this county, and Isaac, who lives in New Zealand. William grew to manhood in Ireland, was educated in the common schools and worked on the farm with his parents. He married in 1867 and then for a number of years was employed in a lumber yard at Colerain, Ireland. The first Mrs. Guthrie died and he married the second time in Ireland, where he lived until 1880, when he went to Canada and there spent one year. In 1881 he came to Eau Claire and was first employed by the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company as retail salesman until 1912 and now is retail salesman for the John H. Kaiser Lumber Company, successors to the Daniel Shaw Company, having been connected with the one lumber yard for thirty-three years in both the wholesale and retail branches.

The first Mrs. Guthrie was Sarah Ann Dougherty, who died in Ireland, leaving besides her husband four children, as follows: Catherine, who married Christ Rasmusen, a real estate dealer in Montana; Elizabeth, in Montana; Samuel, a prosperous farmer of Union township, and John, who is engaged in the mercantile business at Superior, Wis. His second marriage was to Martha Baird, of Ireland, and they are the parents of two children Marion Mabel and William B.

 

 


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