Bio: Hale, C. W. (1914)
Surnames: Hale, Brown, Nourse, Richards
----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 723-724
C. W. Hale, who is another native born citizen of Eau Claire county, comes from Scotch and English stock, and is descended from old and prominent New England ancestors. His father, Charles H. Hale, was a son of Ebah Hale, grandfather of our subject, and was of English ancestry. He was born June 16, 1830, and died June 26, 1896, and was 66 years of age at the time of his death. During the Civil War, he enlisted in a Wisconsin regiment and served three years as a soldier in the Union Army. He had two brothers and two sisters, John, William, Esther and Eliza. John was also a soldier in the Civil War, and lost his life in the defense of his country. William Hale still survives and lives in the city of Eau Claire. The mother of C. W. Hale, whose maiden name was Mary Brown, daughter of Thadeus and Cenith (Nourse) Brown, and of Scotch descent, survives her husband and makes her home with her son, our subject, her only heir. The parents of Mr. Hale came from Waterford, Maine, to Wisconsin in 1855, and were among the honored pioneers of Eau Claire county, having settled here in 1856. The father who was a man of intelligence and highly respected in his community, took an active part in the transformation of Eau Claire county, and served at one time as a member of the town board.
C. W. Hale was born September 22, 1857. He was raised on the farm and educated in the country schools; has always lived in Eau Claire county and is one of its most highly respected citizens. He resides on his farm of 120 acres of highly cultivated and well improved land in section 7, Otto Creek township where he is successfully engaged in general farming. He married Miss Alice Richards, daughter of David Richards, of Augusta, and they have three daughters, Mary, Esther and Ruth.
Mr. Hale is a man of fine social qualities, generous, kind hearted, genial and popular in the circles in which he moves. He is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, and in politics is a Republican.
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