Bio: Hood, William F. (1914)


Surnames: Hood, Russell, Burns, Mehleisen, Laird, Foster, Tremain, Williams

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 732-733

William F. Hood, cashier of the First National Bank of Fairchild, Wis., was born at Green Bay, this state. May 7, 1859, the son of William and Mary A. (Russell) Hood, natives of Ayreshire, Scotland, the home of the celebrated poet, Robert Burns. The father, who in early manhood became manager of a sugar plantation in the West Indies, came to the United States in 1855, locating at Kaukauna, Wis., where he purchased land. He soon afterward moved to Green Bay and was engaged for several years in the drug business, later embarking in general merchandising. He served several years as municipal judge in Green Bay, where he was a resident for over forty years. In 1903 he moved to Fairchild, where he has since lived in retirement. He reared a family of six children, viz: William F.; Hattie A. married August Mehleisen; John R.; Marion, wife of R. B. Laird; David R., and Alexander A.

William F. was reared in Green Bay, receiving his education in the public schools and the Green Bay Business College. He began his business career as clerk in a grocery store in Green Bay, and in 1882 he came to Fairchild and entered the employ of N. C. Foster, later the N. C. Foster Lumber Company, as bookkeeper, serving in that capacity until the organization of the First National Bank of Fairchild in 1904, when he was elected its cashier, a position he still retains.

Mr. Hood married December 27, 1882, Miss Sarah M., daughter of Ephriam and Amanda (Tremain) Williams, of Green Bay. They have three children living: William F., Jr., who is an archdeacon of the Episcopal church; Ruth A., and Allen A. Religiously Mr. Hood is affiliated with the Episcopal church, and fraternally he is an active member of the Masonic order, including the Chapter, Royal Arch and the Commandery.



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