Bio: Horton, Edgar L. (1914)


Surnames: Horton, Lund, Hewitt

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 737

Edgar L. Horton is another one of the prosperous and thrifty farmers of Bridge Creek township. A native son of Eau Claire county, he was born at Augusta, February 2, 1870, the son of Elipha Horton and grandson of Hezekiah Horton, natives of New York state. The Horton family came West to Wisconsin in 1861, and in 1868 the father came to Bridge Creek township and settled on a farm in Diamond Valley. He reared a family of four children, three of whom are now (1914) living: Edgar L., the subject of this sketch; Eugene and Holland; Nellie, who married Alfred Lund, is now deceased.

Edgar L. was raised on the home farm, receiving his education in the district schools and the public schools of Augusta, and has spent nearly his whole life at farming. He owns 160 acres of land in sections 21 and 22, Bridge Creek township, where he resides, and 40 acres near the city of Augusta. His home farm is a beautiful piece of land, finely improved, and his buildings, which are modern and up-to-date, are handsomely located. In addition to general farming Mr. Horton makes a specialty of breeding and raising fine stock. His herds of registered Guernsey cattle and Poland-China hogs are among the best to be found in Eau Claire county. He also makes a specialty of raising full-blooded Barred Plymouth Rock chickens.

Mr. Horton married in 1901 Miss Agnes Hewitt, a very estimable lady and daughter of Joseph Hewett, of Augusta. Mr. Horton has always taken a commendable interest in public affairs both local and national, and is a lifelong member of the Republican party, although he has never sought political office. Both he and Mrs. Horton are members of the National Fraternal League and are active socially.



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